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LB cop hurt in suspicious device explosion

A Long Beach police officer was injured when a suspicious device he was investigating exploded on Sunday, April 10, 2011.

April 11, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The search is on for suspects in Long Beach, where a police officer was hurt by an explosive device.

Police said the device went off in the alley at Bort Street and Butler Avenue near the 91 Freeway on Sunday as they investigated reports of what neighbors thought were fireworks.

Investigators spotted smoke coming from a plastic bag when a separate second bag exploded, causing minor injuries to an officer.

Authorities are still trying to figure out what the devices were.

No arrests were made.

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