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Topic - David Mcgill
A tear-gas grenade exploded in a boy's hand while three children played with it in a southeastern Kentucky home, creating a powdery cloud that sent 20 people to hospitals, authorities said Tuesday.
An apparent vehicle explosion near a Los Angles-area harbor sent police scrambling to evacuate the neighborhood and order bomb squads into a hotel parking garage early Sunday, raising fears of a terrorist attack but later called the likely work of vandals.
Injuries included burning eyes, cuts and chemical irritation to the skin, said David McGill, emergency management coordinator in Harlan County.
LAPD Lt. David McGill said it's still unclear whether the reported blast was connected to the damage to the SUV.