Three US Law Enforcement Officers Injured In Pennsylvania During Bomb Squad Training Excercise

A bomb squad training exercise at a prison facility in Pennsylvania went wrong and resulted in multiple injuries to law enforcement officers.

Three law enforcement officers were injured in the blast at SCI Phoenix
Three law enforcement officers were injured in the blast at SCI Phoenix

Authorities confirmed that three law enforcement officers were injured at a Montgomery County prison on Thursday morning in an explosion during a training exercise.


The FBI said in a statement that a Pennsylvania State Trooper, a member of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, and an FBI agent were hurt in the blast.


Emergency responders including at least two fire engines responded to the incident in a field near SCI Phoenix prison just after 10am.



Pennsylvania State Police and the FBI are running a joint investigation into the incident, with the FBI saying that a training device had detonated unexpectedly.


The FBI said: "This morning, FBI Philadelphia was holding explosives response training at SCI Phoenix for law enforcement partners when a live training device unexpectedly detonated, wounding bomb technicians from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Pennsylvania State Police, and FBI Philadelphia."


Authorities released no further details on the incident.


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