According to Sgt. Steve McClintick with the St. Joseph Police Department, shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday, a caller in the 1600 block of Olive Street reported hearing a small explosion and seeing a burst of light. Officers found a homemade device on the front porch of a house and discovered the explosion reported was due to a smaller device that appeared to be in place to ignite a larger explosive device. The larger device on the front porch did not explode.
Out of precaution, two houses in the area were evacuated. The device was rendered safe and there were no injuries or property damage.
Sgt. McClintick said there are no suspects at this time and detectives are still investigating.