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St. Joseph police investigate explosion in manhole

Update: 3 arrested in explosion

Posted: Sep 25, 2018 10:35 AM
Updated: Sep 25, 2018 8:58 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Three people are in custody after an explosion inside a manhole Tuesday morning in Midtown St. Joseph.

It happened shortly after 9:00 a.m. on the 600 block of S. 22nd Street.

The force of the blast blew the lid and concrete base off the manhole.

No one was hurt.

Witnesses said they saw a man in a red and white jersey throw something down the manhole just before the explosion.

No other information is available yet about those who were arrested.

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