Police: Suspicious explosion leads to meth investigation at boarding house

Police: Suspicious explosion leads to meth investigation at boarding house

Police: Suspicious explosion leads to meth investigation at boarding house

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by Caroline Hilton / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on May 19, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Updated Sunday, May 19 at 3:47 PM

Suspicious explosion -- St. Louis, MO

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(KMOV.com) -- Police are investigating a possibly meth-related explosion at a boarding house in St. Louis on Saturday afternoon.

The explosion happened in the 3600 block of Castleman around 4 p.m. A 44-year-old man suffered second-degree burns to his face and chest in the blast.

Investigators report a fire started in the basement kitchen of the residence, which is a boarding house.

The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

During the initial investigation, authorities located remnants of materials used to make methamphetamine in a bedroom.

Police say the building was not damaged by the explosion.

The investigation is ongoing.

 

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