Explosion at California medical office complex that killed 1 could have been intentional

A suspicious explosion at a medical office building in Aliso Viejo, Calif., killed one person and seriously injured three others around 1 p.m. May 15, CBS News reports.

Authorities are investigating what caused the explosion, and some media outlets have quoted sources who said authorities believe the act may have been intentional and caused by a package bomb. Although they are not searching for any specific suspects just yet, officials initially believed a car crashed into the building. Orange County Sheriff's Cmdr. Dave Sawyer cautioned it is too early to jump to any conclusions.

"We cannot say exclusively this explosion was intentional," Mr. Sawyer told NPR. "We have not found any type of specific device inside of the building right now that would tell us or lead us to exactly what the device was — if there was a device."

The siding on the two-story building's walls and the entire bottom floor were blown out, and windows had been shattered.

The investigation is ongoing. The sheriff's department is partnering with the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, to conduct the investigation, CNN reports.

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