- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A car fleeing from police has crashed into a Kansas City apartment building and caused an explosion.

The Kansas City Star (https://bit.ly/1jyk3mP ) reports that the explosion occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday and tore off one side of the building. Kansas City police Capt. Dan Graves said officers were investigating a burglary and followed the car to the building.

While trying to arrest the occupants, the car then attempted to flee, driving onto the grass and performing a “doughnut” on the lawn before crashing into the building.

The crash damaged the gas lines to the building, allowing gas to escape into the air. Police helped to evacuate the apartments, moving people away from the building. Utility workers and fire officials were called to the scene.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, https://www.kcstar.com

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