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Bomb squad to check property where man wounded

Bomb squad to check property where man wounded

By Taylor Higgins. CREATED Nov 5, 2013

NEW RIVER, Ariz. (AP) - A sheriff's bomb squad in Arizona on Tuesday will check a property where authorities say a man lost most of his leg after an explosive detonated.
   
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says the blast occurred late Monday at a residential property formerly owned by a man who had a munitions operation in the area several decades ago.
   
Arpaio said he couldn't confirm initial reports that the injured 49-year-old man had a background in military ordinance.
   
The property where the explosion occurred is in the New River area north of Phoenix
   
Arpaio says the man who was injured was helping renters move out of a home.
   
The sheriff says one of the renters who had a military background was able to help the injured man after the explosion.

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