STOUGHTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Police in Stoughton are searching for a suspect who allegedly set off fireworks near several parked cruisers on Tuesday.

The fireworks exploded in the Stoughton Police Department parking lot just moments after an officer had gotten into his cruiser, according to police.

“An officer had just gotten to his cruiser before this happened and could have easily been struck,” the department wrote in a tweet.

Surveillance video shared by police showed the fireworks exploding shortly after midnight.

“This is a little bit different than your backyard firework,” Lt. John Bonney said. “This was an attack on us.”

The suspect is said to have fled the area on foot toward School Street.

No one was injured and no property was damaged.

Business owners in the area said after this incident, they no longer feel safe.

“It’s scary that someone would be that brazen,” neighbor Robert Dias said. “Someone could’ve got burnt or killed.”

This all comes after the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police which has sparked backlash toward law enforcement across the nation.

“We’re part of the fabric of this community and to have something like that happen because of something that happened hundreds of miles away from our own jurisdiction that we all are just disgusted by is disappointing,” Bonney said.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact Stoughton police at 781-344-2424.


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