Published: Thu, May 17, 2018

Explosion in California being probed as intentional act

Explosion in California being probed as intentional act

"As far as what I'm hearing there was no auto involved", Carrie Braun of the Orange County Sheriff's Department said.

Krajnyak lived in the Orange County community of Coto de Caza.

Prior to Barnes identifying the victim, her son told KTLA in a telephone interview that the family hadn't heard from Krajnyak since the explosion.

The neighbor says Krajnyak and her husband were separated but still living in the same house.

The Los Angeles Times, citing two law enforcement sources, reported that investigators believed it may have been caused by a package.

Officials said it is still unclear how the explosive device was delivered to the day spa. Soon after, Carrie Braun, an Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesperson, denied that a vehicle was involved in the incident and said the investigation into what caused the explosion is still ongoing.

Federal, state and local authorities, including the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, are investigating the blast, which occurred on the first floor of a building that was under renovation.

No arrests have been made, nor have officials identified a suspect or suspects.

Bommarito said there didn't appear to be a gas leak.

Two injured people are expected to survive after surgery and a third was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and released.

Authorities say one person is dead and three others have injuries after an explosion rocked a Southern California office building.

The officials were briefed on the investigation but not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity. Dave Sawyer said Tuesday night that the size of the explosion makes it suspicious.

"We don't believe this was an accident", authorities said during a noon news conference Wednesday.

The officials said the explosion did not appear to be part of a broader plot and there was no immediate connection to any extremist groups. According to police, the explosion was a "deliberate detonation" - an explosive device was taken into the building and addressed to a specific person.

A blast at a California medical facility that killed a woman could have been caused intentionally by an explosive device, authorities said.

"Investigation is in early stages", the department tweeted.

A USA official says a deadly explosion at a Southern California office building is being investigated as an intentional act and investigators believe the blast may have come from a package. Authorities believe the victim was in close proximity to the explosion, while the three others who were injured were likely near her.

Aliso Viejo is about 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles. It blew out walls and windows, heavily damaging the first floor corner of the two-story building and hurling debris outside, said Capt.

A federal official told The Associated Press late Tuesday that the explosion is believed to have been intentional and may have come from a package.

The ground shook and it felt "almost like an natural disaster, but a big earthquake", a witness in a nearby building told CNN.

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