Friday, June 10, 2016

Women's Restroom in Evanston, IL, Bombed // Suspect Identified & Taken into Custody

The culture warriors have been protesting Target stores for weeks because of the company's trans-inclusive bathroom policies. Mostly, this has been limited to protesters screaming in the stores and insulting employees and customers. It's now escalated to a bombing situation in one of their women's restrooms.

A small bomb exploded in the women's restroom at a Target in Evanston, IL:
Commander Joe Dugan says no one was inside the bathroom when the small explosion happened a little after 4 o'clock. It caused minor damage and no one was injured. Early indications are that a plastic bottle was used but no projectiles like nails or tacks were inside it. Investigators are gathering evidence including examining store security camera video.
A 44-year-old woman was subsequently identified as a "person of interest" and taken into custody. Police are still gathering information and no charges have yet been filed.

Evanston Police have pretty much dismissed the idea that this bombing is connected to Target's trans-inclusive bathroom policies or the subsequent protests: "there is no indication that the incident is related to any policies that the Target store has in place."

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