Federal authorities investigating damage to Cass County Sheriff's patrol vehicle

(Fargo, ND) -- Federal authorities are investigating suspicious damage to a Cass County Sheriff's Office squad car.

Tuesday morning, a deputy walked from their home to their patrol vehicle to begin their shift and noticed the vehicle had sustained minor damage overnight.

The deputy investigated and determined the object used to cause the damage looked like an incendiary device.

The Red River Regional Bomb Squad was called to the scene and confirmed the device was incendiary in nature.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), with the assistance of the Fargo Police Department.