Teen injured in explosion, homes evacuated

LONG BEACH Long Beach Fire paramedics received a call about 2 p.m. Saturday of a boy with burns on his arm or hand in the 5300 block of East Willow Street, just south of the Long Beach Airport, according to Long Beach police spokeswoman Lisa Massacani.

Police investigation resulted in a search warrant for a home in the 3200 block of San Anseline Avenue, where officers found "explosive materials" Saturday night at about 9:30 p.m., Massacani said.

Long Beach Fire paramedics received a call about 2 p.m. Saturday of a boy with injuries to his hands in the 5300 block of East Willow Street, just south of the Long Beach Airport, according to Long Beach police spokeswoman Lisa Massacani.

Immediate neighbors were evacuated, others were alerted via a "reverse 911" system and the Los Angeles County sheriff's bomb squad detonated the explosives, said Massacani.

No arrests were made but the investigation was ongoing.


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