Three people have been killed in a mysterious car explosion in Pennsylvania that has prompted an FBI investigation.
The blast in Allentown occurred at about 9.30pm on Saturday and left three males dead.
Two of the men were initially reported injured but Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim confirmed Sunday afternoon that all three men had died as a result.
Autopsies were planned for Monday and the names of the males would be released once their identities are confirmed and their families are notified.
Police say that the explosion was ‘intentional’ and led to a shelter-in-place order for nearby residents.
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is leading the investigation along with the FBI, state police, and city and county authorities.
‘We know there’s been a criminal incident,’ District Attorney James Martin told reporters at Sunday’s news conference.
‘We have a high degree of confidence that the perpetrator was probably killed in the incident.’
Authorities released no information about the possible cause of the blast, but Martin said ‘loads of us in law enforcement’ are confident ‘this was A. an isolated incident and B. there’s no continuing threat.’
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Source: Daily Mail