METHUEN (CBS) – Methuen police are investigating after a mailbox on Garfield Street was damaged in an apparent explosion.

Chief Joseph Solomon told WBZ-TV that it appears a “powerful firecracker-type item” was placed in the mailbox and exploded.

The damaged mailbox (WBZ-TV)

The incident happened Wednesday at about 7 a.m. No one was hurt, but a vehicle parked across the street took minor damage to a bumper.

Police officers and arson detectives are actively investigating the explosion.

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