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Bridgeport Man Facing Charges, Injuries After New Year's Explosion

A Bridgeport man is facing charges after police said he injured himself and his brother by setting off an M-80 explosive on New Year's Eve.
A Bridgeport man is facing charges after police said he injured himself and his brother by setting off an M-80 explosive on New Year's Eve. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

BRIDGEPORT, CONN. -- A 28-year-old Bridgeport man is facing charges after lighting an M-80 explosive in his home that injured him and his brother on New Year's Eve, according to the Connecticut Post.

Joseph Lopez lost one hand and part of another in the explosion, the Post said. Officers arriving at the home on Maplewood Avenue found broken windows and blood throughout the kitchen, the Post reported.

Lopez's brother was also taken to the hospital for possible injuries to his eardrums, the Post said. Lopez is due in court Jan. 21 to face first-degree reckless endangerment, possession of an explosive device and risk of injury to a child, the Post said.

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