- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 15, 2014

PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) - Authorities are investigating after a Petersburg resident was injured in an explosion.

KFSK reports (https://is.gd/OeJDge) that police are not releasing the name, gender or condition of the 59-year-old.

However, police say they got a 911 call Sunday afternoon. The caller said there was an injured person outside the hospital emergency room and dynamite might have been involved.

The person was moved inside the hospital, and officers found about 20 pounds of a gelatinized substance in a vehicle the person drove to the hospital. Authorities were consulted before the car was moved away.

FBI and Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents arrived Monday to investigate.



Authorities have secured three sites in Petersburg. They say residue from unidentified explosion site and the vehicle tentatively been identified as a commercially available explosive.

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Information from: KFSK-FM, https://www.alaska.net/~kfsk/

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