Multiple explosive devices found inside North Tonawanda apartment, one person sent to the hospital

North Tonawanda

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Multiple explosive devices were found in a City of North Tonawanda apartment on Tremont Street Sunday, according to North Tonawanda Police. A bomb squad was called to the scene, shutting down the street for much of Sunday afternoon into the early evening.

North Tonawanda police say one man was sent to the hospital with burns on his face and hands from 232 Tremont. Police originally suspected a structure fire at the apartment, but the man told officers he burnt food in his kitchen. The Erie County Bomb Squad was called to the scene and explosive devices were found in the apartment.

The street was shut down for the afternoon into early evening between Vandervoort Street and Payne Avenue in what was originally described as a “police incident.” The road reopened around 7:40 p.m.

Authorities have not revealed what kind of explosives were in the home.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing and charges are pending.

The Niagara County Drug Task Force, Erie County Bomb Squad, Niagara County Hazmat, Homeland Security Investigations and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded to 232 Tremont.

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