Michigan police: 3 hurt in possible car bomb blast

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Police say an explosion in southeastern Michigan that's being investigated as a car bomb seriously injured three people inside the vehicle.

The Monroe Police Department says in a statement that fire crews responded to the explosion around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday in Monroe near Interstate 75. Police say the three people were taken St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, where they were in serious condition.

A charred shell was all that remained of the vehicle.

Police say the investigation is in its early stages in Monroe, located about 35 miles southwest of Detroit and 20 miles northeast of Toledo.

An FBI spokeswoman in Detroit on Wednesday referred questions to local police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. A message left with the ATF wasn't immediately returned.