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Small Bomb Explodes At U.S. Consulate

March 29, 1989

SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) _ A small homemade bomb exploded in front of the U.S. consulate in Sao Paulo, but caused no injuries or damage, the consulate and police said today.

The bomb, which was placed at the entrance to the consulate garage, went off when a car ran over it Tuesday, Kathy Brion, the consulate’s press spokeswoman, said. She said the bomb made a ″dull popping noise″ when it exploded.

Miss Brion said she did not see any connection between the bomb and a small rally held later Tuesday to protest U.S. policies in Central America.

The car, owned by a private company with offices in the consulate building, was not damaged by the bomb, according to a police officer who spoke on condition of anonymity.

He said police were looking for a man who approached a consulate security guard on Monday night and demanded his gun. The man reportedly threatened to return with a bomb when the guard refused, the officer said.

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