Police: ‘MacGyver bomb’ exploded in school parking lot

SHARE Police: ‘MacGyver bomb’ exploded in school parking lot

Authorities are investigating after a “MacGyver bomb” exploded Friday morning in the parking lot of an elementary school in west suburban West Chicago.

The DuPage County sheriff’s office was called about 10:30 a.m. after a plastic bottle exploded in the parking lot of Indian Knoll Elementary School, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.

Deputies arrived and determined the bottle was used as a “chemical reaction device commonly known as a MacGyver bomb,” the sheriff’s office said. They searched the school and grounds as a precautionary measure, but no other devices were found.

No injuries were reported, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies will remain at the school while detectives continue investigating.

Anyone with information should call the sheriff’s office at (630) 407-2400.

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