UPDATE: Tampa Bomb Squad Deployed for St. Pete Apartment Blast

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CW44 News at 10) – Police in St. Petersburg said they responded to an apartment explosion this afternoon and deployed the Tampa Bomb Squad to the scene.

UPDATE Wednesday January 13 at 6:52 p.m.:
Preliminary investigation indicates that the cause of the explosion was a drug lab in the apartment. The investigation is continuing.

Residents of the other apartments were allowed to return to their homes.

Shortly after 3 p.m. on January 13, 2021, SPD agents responded to an explosion at an Alta Mar apartment in Broadwater, 3906 34th Terrace S., Apt. B. in South St. Pete.

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When police arrived, they evacuated the other 11 apartments in the building as a precaution until the cause of the explosion was determined. The Tampa Bomb Squad was called to the scene to clean it up and make sure residents can return safely.

Everyone inside the apartment left the scene after the explosion. Police are still working to determine if anyone has been injured.

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CW44 News At 10 will provide further updates as they become available.

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