Federal investigators have joined local and Fannin County law enforcement authorities in probing two early morning explosions which reportedly destroyed a patrol car belonging to the Leonard Police Department.

Leonard Police Chief Rex Clark said no one was hurt when one or more persons placed two explosive devices on the car at around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Clark declined to note whether any suspects have been identified or whether a motive had been determined in the case.

“We have nothing to report right now,” Clark said, instead referring to a statement issued by the police department.

The patrol vehicle was parked at an officer’s residence in the 100 block of North Main Street when the explosions occurred.

“The officer had just got off duty when it happened,” Clark said.

The statement indicated the explosions caused damage to the rear trunk area of the vehicle, along with the rear window and the overhead light bar. Fragments from the explosive devices are being examined by investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).

Clark said he was unsure when the ATF’s analysis would be complete.

The statement indicated the investigation is being headed by the Leonard Police Department, the ATF and the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone who may have information regarding the incident is being asked to contact the Leonard Police Department at 903-587-2234, or the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office at 903-583-2143.

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