Police Search For Truck After Explosive Device Goes Off In Lawrenceville

Jan 4, 2021

Pittsburgh police are investigating after someone threw an explosive device out of a car in Lawrenceville Sunday night.

*This post was updated at 6:45 p.m. to include new information.

The explosion happened around 9 p.m. in the 3600 block of Penn Avenue in Lawrenceville. Police said an incendiary device was thrown from a moving vehicle. It landed under a parked car, which was damaged.

Police said they responded to another possible explosion around 10:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Dinwiddie Street in the Hill District.

Police clarified on Monday that they do not believe the two reported explosions were connected, and that they believed the Hill District incident was "caused by an aerial firework." 

No injuries were reported.

Pittsburgh Police, who are working with the FBI and ATF, are looking for a white pickup truck in connection with the Lawrenceville explosion. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 412-323-7800.