LORAIN — A reported firebombing around 1:25 a.m. Wednesday at 1306 Pennsylvania Ave., injured two people.
Lori Greer and Craig Jackson said they were sitting in the living room of Jackson’s home near a window when an explosive was thrown through the window, blowing out the screen and burning up couch cushions and a curtain.
“It sounded like we were getting bombed,” Greer said by phone Thursday night. “We’re lucky to be alive.”
Greer and Jackson both said they can’t hear properly since the explosion and Jackson said he hurt his back when he was thrown to the floor by the explosion.
Greer, who was visiting Jackson, said she usually sits on the couch where the explosive device landed, but was sitting on the floor Thursday.
“If I’d sat there, I’d have gotten blown up,” said Greer, who said police told her the bomb may have been an M-1000.
Commonly referred to as a quarter-stick firework, the M-1000 is a one-inch wide, six-inch long illegal explosive capable of causing serious injuries or death, according to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives website.
The explosion blew pieces of the window frame about 12 feet to the far end of the living room, according to police Officer Andrew Greszler’s report. Greszler wrote that appeared the explosive was left on the window ledge.
Greer said she ran out of the house after the explosion and saw a neighborhood man outside.
She thinks the man may have been responsible for the bombing.
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