Kansas: Pyrotechnic Device Functions Injuring 1

Submitted by Mahtab7 on Tue, 11/08/2022 - 14:00
TRIPwire, 8 November 2022 On 5 November 2022, at approximately 2130 hours local time, Atchison Police Department officers responded to a residence on North 9th Street after a 59-year-old woman sustained hand, arm, and chest injuries when a pyrotechnic device accidentally ignited in her hand as she was smoking. According to authorities, the victim was going through some items she obtained earlier that evening when the pyrotechnic device was inadvertently lit. The Kansas Fire Marshal’s Office and the Leavenworth Police Bomb Squad responded to assist and cleared the scene for any additional devices.