Police: Man fatally injured in apparent meth lab explosion

Breaking News

NORTON, Mass. (WPRI) — A man was fatally injured in an apparent meth lab explosion Saturday morning, according to Norton police.

Police said emergency crews were called to an apartment building at 3 Faith Way at 12:53 a.m. for a reported explosion. Upon arrival, they found an empty apartment that appeared to be the site of a meth lab operation.

Police say the resident fled the scene following the explosion, but suffered life-threatening injuries. He was later located at a home on Pike Avenue in Attleboro after someone called 911. Police say the man was pronounced dead at Sturdy Memorial Hospital.

The explosion caused extensive damage to the apartment, blowing out a window, but no flames were present when firefighters arrived to the scene. Police said residents of the building were evacuated to a nearby community center and the Massachusetts State Bomb Squad was called to the scene.

The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, along with Massachusetts State Police and Norton Police are investigating the incident.

The victim’s name has not been released.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Providence

Download Mobile Apps from WPRI 12
DOWNLOAD APPS NOW: Apple App Store | Google Play Store

12 on 12 - Cold Case Cards: All In

More Cold Case Cards All In
PINPOINT WEATHER // Quick Links:

Dan Yorke State of Mind: Dan's Daily Update

DYSOM 9/29/2020: Rep. Blake Filippi

More Dan Yorke State of Mind

Don't Miss

Viewer Pa on WPRI.com

LIVE CAMS on WPRI.com

More Live Cams

Community Events & Happenings

More Community

The Border Report Tour

More Border Report Tour