Alabama attorney general says explosive device detonated outside office over weekend

No motive was given but the incident came after Alabama AG Steve Marshall said he won't prosecute in vitro fertilization providers

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said an explosive device detonated outside his office over the weekend but no one was hurt. 

"In the early hours of Saturday, February 24, an explosive device was detonated outside of the Alabama Attorney General’s Office building in Montgomery," Marshall said in a statement issued Monday. 

"Thankfully, no staff or personnel were injured by the explosion," he added. "The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency will be leading the investigation, and we are urging anyone with information to contact them immediately."


Attorney General of Alabama Steve Marshall

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (C) walks towards members of the press in Washington, DC. Marshall said an explosive device was detonated outside of his office on Saturday.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

No details about the incident were disclosed. 

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, as well as Marshall's office, told Fox News Digital that no additional information would be released and that the investigation is ongoing. 

It was not immediately known if any property was damaged as a result of the device. 

No motive has been disclosed but the incident came after Marshall said he won't prosecute providers of in vitro fertilization or families who use their services.

A container with frozen embryos and sperm is removed from storage in liquid nitrogen

A container with frozen embryos and sperm stored in liquid nitrogen is removed at a fertility clinic in Fort Myers, Fla. The Alabama Supreme Court ruledthat frozen embryos can be considered children under state law, a ruling critics said could have sweeping implications for fertility treatments. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Alabama's Supreme Court recently ruled that frozen embryos could be considered children under a state law. The decision was in response to two wrongful death cases brought by three couples whose frozen embryos were destroyed in an accident at an Alabama fertility clinic

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