Two men on a motorcycle attacked the Charco Azul Integrated Local Administration Center (CAI) in the Colombian city of Cali and threw a grenade that caused no casualties but caused property damage and injured a cat in the eye. After the events, a padlock plan was activated, which consists in restricting the mobility of transport and people in order to find the two responsible, as reported by the Colombian broadcaster RCN Radio.
“It is a reckless, criminal, really challenging situation that at 2:30 p.m. (local time) in the afternoon a grenade was thrown at the CAI. Thank God no one was hurt, but citizens and police officers could have died,” he denounced. The Mayor of Cali, Jorge Iván Ospina. “We have no injured police officers. But the CAI is near a park that children and adults walk through,” said Colonel William Quintero. According to the police, the two test subjects arrived on a motorcycle, one of them got out of the vehicle and threw the device.
According to authorities, it is the third time in less than a month that a device has been rolled out in the city. The most recent case occurred on July 29, when a grenade was also thrown at the CAI in the Alfonso Bonilla Aragón neighborhood, suffering no injuries except for a dog, which eventually died.