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Offbeat Deadly explosion came from suspicious package, may be intentional, sources say

18:40  16 may  2018
18:40  16 may  2018 Source:   latimes.com

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  Package detonates outside Texas church Police are continuing to investigate an explosion outside an Episcopal church in southeast Texas. A package was detonated Thursday outside a building at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, the Beaumont Police Department said. "We are very blessed that no one was injured," said Rev. Steven Balke in a statement released by the The Episcopal Diocese of Texas. "We appreciate everyone's prayers at this time. It has made everyone very nervous." The explosion caused minor damage, but Thursday's incident comes just two weeks after another explosive device was found about two miles away outside a Starbucks in Beaumont.

At a news conference Wednesday afternoon, an FBI official said the explosion appears to have been caused by a device that was "not consistent" with the beauty business It wasn't clear how the device came to be in the business, said Paul Delacourt, assistant director of the FBI's Los Angeles office.

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a group of people riding on the back of a truck: FBI investigators and the Orange County Sheriff department continue investigating on Wednesday May 16, 2018 following an explosion and fire at a medical building that killed a woman and injured at least three other people Tuesday afternoon in Aliso Viejo, Calif.© Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS FBI investigators and the Orange County Sheriff department continue investigating on Wednesday May 16, 2018 following an explosion and fire at a medical building that killed a woman and injured at least three other people Tuesday afternoon in Aliso Viejo, Calif. ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - One person is dead after an explosion rocked an Aliso Viejo, Calif., office building Tuesday, authorities said.

An explosion that killed a woman and injured several others at an Aliso Viejo medical office building Tuesday afternoon likely came from a package and appears suspicious, law enforcement sources told The Times.

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By RICHARD WINTON, ANH DO, JAVIER PANZAR and JOSEPH SERNA. MAY 16, 2018 6:45 AM . An explosion that killed a woman and injured several others at an Aliso Viejo medical office building Tuesday afternoon likely came from a package and appears suspicious , law enforcement sources

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The 1:10 p.m. blast rattled the suburban Orange County community and sparked a massive response from law enforcement.

Two law enforcement sources told The Times the explosion was likely caused by a package that was delivered to the building, but cautioned that they have not determined for certain that the blast was intentional.

a truck on a city street: FBI investigators and the Orange County Sheriff department continue investigating on Wednesday May 16, 2018 following an explosion and fire at a medical building that killed a woman and injured at least three other people Tuesday afternoon in Aliso Viejo, Calif.© Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS FBI investigators and the Orange County Sheriff department continue investigating on Wednesday May 16, 2018 following an explosion and fire at a medical building that killed a woman and injured at least three other people Tuesday afternoon in Aliso Viejo, Calif.

One source said authorities were trying to determine whether this was a targeted attack.

Tuesday night, Orange County Sheriff's Cmdr. Dave Sawyer said that it was too early to determine whether the explosion was a bombing, and that investigators were interviewing the victims who had been taken to hospitals.

1 person killed in explosion at California medical facility

  1 person killed in explosion at California medical facility Federal officials are responding to the scene after one person was killed in an explosion at a medical building in Aliso Viejo, California.  Orange County Fire Authority Chief Brian Fennessy said two other adults were injured in the blast. "We are still trying to determine if this explosion was accidental or intentional," said Carrie Braun, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Braun said the survivors' injuries "were consistent with an explosion, but not necessarily consistent with a bomb.

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The explosion shook the two-story building so forcefully that employees at neighboring businesses thought it was an earthquake. Some stepped outside, anticipating more shaking.

Andrew Dyjak, the owner of a massage business inside the building at 11 Mareblu, said he realized it wasn't an earthquake when he got outside and saw the devastation.

"There was one part of the building that was destroyed, like really destroyed," he said. "No windows, glass, and we noticed a small fire."

Glass was everywhere and part of the building's walls looked damaged, Dyjak said.

"For sure we are closing for the day," he said. "I don't think anybody is planning on going back. And they probably have to check the structure."

Besides Dyjak's business, the building housed at least one chiropractic office and a medical practice, he said.

Laguna Niguel retiree Judith Hoel was sitting in a dental chair inside the Ocean Valley Dental Center across the street from the building, about to get her teeth cleaned, when she heard a "huge boom" and the clinic shook.

Blast at California building that killed 1 may have been intentional

  Blast at California building that killed 1 may have been intentional "There's heavy damage on the first floor corner of the building, walls and windows blown out," a fire official said.The investigation into the explosion that occurred in Aliso Viejo at around 1 p.m. local time on Tuesday (4 p.m. ET) is being assisted by the FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, officials said.

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"It's terrible to say, but I hoped it was an accident and not something that would be worse," she said. "It's a frightening world today."

More than 30 bystanders stood across the street from the building Tuesday afternoon, snapping selfies and posting updates on social media. Several dozen employees of the medical complex sat in grassy areas facing the office.

Rows of emergency vehicles blocked the streets as a helicopter hovered overhead.

a group of police officers riding on the back of a car: FBI investigators and the Orange County Sheriff department continue investigating on Wednesday May 16, 2018 following an explosion and fire at a medical building that killed a woman and injured at least three other people Tuesday afternoon in Aliso Viejo, Calif.© Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS FBI investigators and the Orange County Sheriff department continue investigating on Wednesday May 16, 2018 following an explosion and fire at a medical building that killed a woman and injured at least three other people Tuesday afternoon in Aliso Viejo, Calif.

Augustine Tolar had been driving to lunch along Moulton Parkway, passing Oso Parkway, when the explosion caused him to stop.

a group of baseball players standing on top of a car: FBI investigators and the Orange County Sheriff department continue investigating on Wednesday May 16, 2018 following an explosion and fire at a medical building that killed a woman and injured at least three other people Tuesday afternoon in Aliso Viejo, Calif.© Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS FBI investigators and the Orange County Sheriff department continue investigating on Wednesday May 16, 2018 following an explosion and fire at a medical building that killed a woman and injured at least three other people Tuesday afternoon in Aliso Viejo, Calif.

"I knew right away there would be a fatality. No way in hell could someone survive that big of a hit," said the customer service clerk from Laguna Niguel.

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