Alabama Attorney General Says Something Exploded Outside His Office

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An explosive device detonated on Saturday near the Alabama Attorney General’s Office in Montgomery, AG Steve Marshall said in a statement on Monday.

“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. “Thankfully, no staff or personnel were injured by the explosion.”

He added that authorities, led by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), are investigating the explosion—but did not give any details on who may have planted the device or what their motive was. It was not immediately clear if the explosion had caused any damage to the building or the surrounding area.

The apparent explosion comes less than a week after the Alabama Supreme Court issued a controversial ruling that embryos should be considered children under state law, halting in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures as local clinics rush to assess their risk.

The decision sparked public outrage amid an already tense post-Roe landscape. The ruling also caused a panic within the Republican party, who quickly issued a memo telling senate candidates to back IVF.

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AG Marshall initially tried to assuage fears voiced by medical professionals and patients in reaction to the ruling, stating he had “no intention” of pursuing charges against providers or families undergoing IVF procedures.

The Daily Beast has reached out to ALEA. The Montgomery Police Department declined to comment on the incident.

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