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Stark County Sheriff's Office investigating explosion near East Canton

Stark County
Posted at 6:26 PM, Apr 05, 2020

OSNABURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The Stark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an explosion that occurred near East Canton Saturday night.

Around 8:44 p.m., deputies responded to the 1600 block of Broadway Avenue in response to an explosion inside of a home, according to deputies.

Once on scene, deputies found a 41-year-old man who had suffered injuries while making an incendiary device using smokeless gun powder, deputies said.

The man was life-flighted to MetroHealth Medical Center where he is being treated for serious injuries, according to deputies.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the explosion is asked to call 330-430-3800.