SMALL EXPLOSION AT STARBUCKS – Rhode Island
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Police are investigating a small explosion that forced the evacuation of a Starbucks coffee shop on Providence’s East Side.
Providence Police Maj. Thomas Oates said investigators believe someone set off a homemade incendiary device in a plastic soda bottle as a prank on Thursday night.
About 25 people were inside the Thayer Street shop when the explosion happened just before 11 p.m. No one was reported injured and Oates said the only damage was minor charring on the floor.
Starbucks spokeswoman Deb Trevino said the company received no phone calls, threats or other information that lead them to believe they were targeted by a bomb maker. From ABC6.com
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