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FBI investigating after car explosion kills 1 on city street

Posted: 11:54 AM, Sep 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-30 12:54:33-04

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Federal and local authorities are investigating a car explosion in Allentown, Pennsylvania, killed at least one person.

Assistant Police Chief Gail Struss said early Sunday that the blast happened on a city street around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. She says, “We can confirm that there is at least one fatality.”

Details are scant. Residents were asked to avoid the area, and people who live nearby were asked to shelter in place. A shelter was set up at a nearby elementary school.

City, state and Lehigh County authorities are investigating along with the FBI and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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