Authorities: No arrests yet in Las Cruces church explosions

Church Explosions-New Mexico
A Dona Ana County bomb squad robot is deployed to examine a suspicious package at the First Presbyterian Church, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in Las Cruces, N.M. The device was found Friday morning by a groundskeeper at the church. Police haven't released any details about the device. The incident comes just weeks after the detonation of explosive devices outside two other Las Cruces churches. (Robin Zielinski/The Las Cruces Sun-News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

LAS CRUCES (AP) – Authorities still are searching for a person of interest in the explosions outside two Las Cruces churches three months ago.

Two small bombs detonated outside Calvary Baptist Church and Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church about 20 minutes apart on Aug. 2.

The churches are located about 3 miles apart and both had some minor property damage.

There were no injuries, but the incidents spurred heightened security at churches throughout Las Cruces.

No suspects have been apprehended.

At a news conference Monday, FBI spokesman Robert Wright says the agency still is looking for a person of interest seen on surveillance video around the time one of the bombs went off at Calvary Baptist.

The FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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