Past experience indicates that the attack is related to extortion, Lopez told Caracol Radio.
“This is hypothesis that cannot be ruled out,” she said. “In similar explosions that occurred in 2008 and 2009, the investigations demonstrated that they were mostly cases of extortion.”
The grenade was reportedly thrown by men on a motorcycle on the corner of calle 95 and carrera 15, in nothern Bogota. The explosion damaged several businesses and left four people injured.
Police are focusing on footage obtained by the area’s survellience cameras.
Bogota’s police commander asked all citizens to report any information that could lead to those responsible for the attack.