Skip to comments.5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks explodes in Los Angeles, injures 17 people, including 9 police
Posted on 07/01/2021 10:50:52 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
At least nine Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers and one agent of the U.S. Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) were among those hurt, all suffering minor injuries, the city fire department said in a statement...
The collection of more than 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks was seized in a pre-July 4 holiday sweep. The accident occurred as police bomb squad officers were in the process of confiscating the cache in a South Los Angeles neighborhood, the LAPD said on Twitter...
“Some of the fireworks were being stored in our bomb squad trailer as a precautionary measure. Unknown at this time what caused the explosion,” the LAPD said on Twitter.
Los Angeles City News Service (CNS), ABC News and television station KCAL-TV reported that the blast occurred when police attempted to safely detonate a portion of the explosives...
Video footage carried on KCAL-TV showed a bomb squad tractor-trailer truck blown apart in a fireball that overturned a nearby parked car and set off alarms in the neighborhood.
The explosion also damaged a number of buildings and scattered debris on the streets, local media outlets reported...
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Or more Government experts at work?
Likely smuggled from Mehico
nope what i heard was 5000 was seized and 10 to 20pounds of highly suspect stuff went up
The cops were detonating them and underestimated the force of the explosion.
Not that button!
The red wire! No, the green wire!
Saw the video.
The last thing they remember hearing was Billy Bob saying “Hold my beer and watch this”.
This is really important. I fell so much better knowing that the LAPD is going after illegal fireworks. /s
MS-13 is happy too.
Something important like that should have been closely supervised by Newson and the LA Mayor and council. Up close and personal.
My suspect: Cop who secretly got money for a TV cop show explosion scene to look more authentic. Watch for the cop in the Lamborghini tomorrow morning.
It will be interesting to know what they thought it was and what it actually was.
They couldn’t have just taken a firehose to them?
No fireworks are illegal! /s (isn’t that how they ducked “illegal” immigrants?
It "panes" me to say yours was funnier.
I mean, yes, it's in the article. But it makes no sense. They can't fully contain such an explosion. There has to be a suitable vent somewhere.
Forget it Jake. It’s California.
Remember we’re talking about a state that replaced Moonbeam Brown with Noisome Newsome. Common sense is pretty rare.
This is the smoking area...isn’t it?
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