At least one person died after a car explosion struck a neighborhood in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Witnesses of the harrowing scene say the fire was “crazy” and that “streaks of blood” were seen around the explosion.
Debris from the car, which reportedly was split in half after the blast, was reportedly strewn around the whole block on Sunday. The explosion was felt far beyond the area and was heard throughout the town, local newspaper the Morning Call reported.
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Allentown is a city of just over 100,000 people located a one-hour drive northwest from Philadelphia.
It’s not clear so far how or why the explosion happened. The FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) went to the scene to investigate the explosion. Officers from multiple police departments flocked to Allentown after the incident.
Allentown PA: Explosion (overnight) Turner Street. Reports are one car exploded. Turner Street between 7th & 8th is CLOSED. PD, State Police, FBI, ATF & Homeland Security working this job. BeAlert. pic.twitter.com/Es6XJcyyiD
— First Responder (@911__ICE) September 30, 2018
Allentown Police have widened the crime scene area. Command post situated near the PPL Center at 7th & Linden. Dozens of law enforcement officials on scene investigating. Red Cross assisting. No update yet on victims. @FOX29phillypic.twitter.com/IrmRvflaKq
— Andrew Adamson (@AndrewDAdamson) September 30, 2018