An explosion elsewhere in downtown Portland an hour before the bombing of the OccupyMaine tent side has police thinking that Sunday morning's attack was not necessarily targeting the protestors specifically, according to Acting Chief Mike Sauschuck. In a statement to reporters today, Sauschuck said there have been no arrests, but said investigators have some physical evidence of the bomb, which contained household chemicals and perhaps a reactive substance like aluminum foil in a plastic Gatorade bottle.
That bomb hit the camp at about 4 am; Sauschuck said that at about 3 am, officers responding to a different call near City Hall heard an explosion they thought sounded like a shotgun or a small bomb somewhere to the southwest of Monument Square. Despite multiple officers searching, Sauschuck said nothing was found.
I'll have more in the Phoenix this week, but there's also a rumor going around that Keith Olbermann might want to talk to OccupyMaine folks about the bombing.