In what is being called an act of "domestic terrorism" an improvised explosive device was set off near the Colorado Springs NAACP Chapter on Tuesday.
According to the the FBI, officials are seeking a "potential person of interest," described as a balding white male, about 40 years old driving a “2000 or older model, dirty, white pick-up truck with paneling, a dark colored bed liner, open tailgate, and a missing or covered license plate.”
The NAACP chapter’s president, Harry Allen Jr., told The Gazette he would wait for the outcome of the investigation before labeling the explosion a hate crime.
"This won’t deter us from doing the job we want to do in the community," adding "I don't want anyone to use the detonation of a device at the building that occupies the Colorado Springs NAACP, I don't want them to use that for a division of our nation and our community,"
Though The office was closed Wednesday volunteers were back at work today.
Anyone with information was urged to call (303) 435-7787.