Grenade launched at local radio station in Colombia

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  • September 30, 2010

By Ingrid Bachmann

A grenade exploded Saturday, Sept. 25, at the radio station Olimpica Stereo, in the city of Villavicencio. No one was injured, reported the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP).

The explosive detonated on the balcony of the station manager's office, according FLIP. At the moment of the attack, a security guard and two radio announcers were at the station at the time of the attack.

According to Notillano, authorities are investigating the origin of the attack, but the station had not received any threats prior to the incident.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.