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“Backpack Explosion” on the 300 Block of L Street, NE

by Prince Of Petworth June 23, 2013 at 7:05 pm 13 Comments

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@IAFF36 tweets around 6:40pm Sunday night:

“Explosion – 315 L St NE – rear of address, reported backpack explosion, @DCPoliceDept bomb response enroute, FD staging to assist #dcfd”

and

“Update – 300blk L St NE – #DCFD assisting @DCPoliceDept inv report of backpack explosion, full box alarm w/ HazMat, Foam units & EMS staging”

More info as it becomes available.

A reader confirms some sort of explosion and tweets us @PoPville:

“we heard. V loud.”

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Another sends via email:

“Here’s a photo of some people on the street responding after the recent ‘boom’ heard on 3&L. I was on 4&L when it happened, definitely felt a small shockwave. We walked back up so our friends could check on their house, but then turned away so were weren’t walking towards the blast. All the students in that dorm were on their balconies and people were all coming out of their houses to investigate.”

Update from @IAFF36:

“Update – 300blk L St NE – #DCFD & @DCPoliceDept continuing to investigate, Fire Investigator requested, no inj reported”

Update from @nbcwashington:

“DC Police think fireworks, not bomb, caused small explosion in alley on K St, NE.”

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