German police arrest man in Dortmund explosion

2017-04-01 23:02
The building in Dortmund that was destroyed by an explosion. (Bernd Thissen, AP)

The building in Dortmund that was destroyed by an explosion. (Bernd Thissen, AP)

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Berlin - German prosecutors say they've arrested a 48-year-old man on charges of murder on allegations he set off an explosion in a multi-family home in the western city of Dortmund that blew the building apart and left one resident dead.

Prosecutor Sandra Luecke said on Saturday that the suspect, whose identity wasn't released, was so badly injured in the explosion that authorities have not yet been able to question him.

It's not yet clear what caused the explosion on Friday, although Luecke said there were indications it was gas. The force of the blast blew the roof and the two top floors off the house and damaged adjacent buildings and vehicles in the street.

The 36-year-old victim's body was found among the rubble early on Saturday.

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