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Lexington police car door damaged by bomb

A police car parked on a street off Richmond Road was damaged early Thursday after someone threw a homemade bomb at the driver's side door, Lexington police said.

A Lexington police officer was asleep at his home on Lincoln Avenue when he heard “a loud popping or banging sound” outside, Lexington police Lt. J.J. Lombardi said. It appeared that someone drove by about 3:45 a.m. and threw a Molotov cocktail, which was found in the area.

Striping on the door burned off and the roadway near the door was burned, but the car will be drivable once the door is repaired, Lombardi said.

No arrests have been made.

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is investigating.

Last month, Lexington police cruisers near Hartland Parkway were spray-painted. Lombardi said police don't think the cases are connected.