Two homes damaged after explosive device detonates in Topeka

March 20, 2019 - 6:49 pm

Topeka authorities are investigating after an explosive device detonated early Wednesday near a duplex, damaging that home and a house next to it.

The blast was reported at 12:18 a.m. on the west edge of downtown. No one was hurt.

Police Lt. Manny Munoz says the duplex's front porch was badly damaged, and a second-floor window of the neighboring home was shattered.

Munoz says the type of device used was "definitely not a consumer-type of fireworks," but the Topeka Fire Department and the police bomb squad are still investigating the source of the explosion.

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