ATF Investigate Explosion in Grand Prairie Home

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    The ATF, FBI and multiple local agencies spent hours Friday night at a Grand Prairie home where a man was injured by an explosive device. (Published Friday, Apr 25, 2014)

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as multiple local agencies spent hours Friday night at a Grand Prairie home when a man was injured by an explosive device.

    The incident happened in the 2200 block of Harrier Street.

    On Saturday, Grand Prairie Police department public information officer Lyle Gensler said the object was described as an unexploded ordinance, thought to be deactivated, that was given to the man by a trusted friend about 10 years earlier.

    Gensler said the man had it on display in his home office on a shelf or desk as a novelty item and it appears he may have been handling it when the object fell and detonated when it hit the floor.

    He was able to call 911 after the explosion, authorities said.

    The man, who has not been identified, was airlifted to the Parkland Hospital with injuries to his arm and leg. His injuries are not life-threatening.

    The Grand Prairie Police Department said the man's wife and two children were home, but not injured.

    An ATF explosive detection dog assisted agents as they searched the home for more explosives late Friday night.

    An ATF spokesperson said this was an isolated incident.