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Moses Lake teen injures hands with homemade bomb

Moses Lake investigators found explosives in the home where a teen was critically injured in a blast Wednesday.

The 16-year-old boy suffered severe injuries to his hand when a homemade bomb he was carrying unexpectedly detonated around 3 p.m., according to a Moses Lake Police Department news release. He was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment.

Police found a small amount of hazardous materials and another pipe bomb in the house, located 1206 Fairway Drive, the news release said. The Richland Police Department Bomb Squad responded and safely disposed of the items.

Another person was injured in the blast and treated by paramedics at the scene.

The Moses Lake Police Department is investigating. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call (509) 764-3887 or (509) 762-1160.



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