VIDEO: ATF – Agat Man Suffers Injury to His Hand While in Possession of “Illegal Explosives”

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Guam –  The ATF Agent-in-Charge for Guam, George Maston, has confirmed that a man suffered an injury in Agat this morning while “in possession” of what Maston described as “illegal explosives.”

Matson declined to provide any further information saying that the incident is the subject of an ongoing local and federal investigation.

GPD Spokesman Officer A.J. Balajadia reports [SEE RELEASE BELOW]  that Agat Precinct Officers responded to an injured person report on Erskin Drive Agat about 2:40am.  

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Officer Balajadia says GFD “medic’s treated an adult male for injuries received to his hand  from a possible explosion.”  The injured man was taken to GMH for treatment and later released.

At the scene, a neighbor, who declined to be identified,  told PNC News that she awoke this morning to a “loud bang”,  and soon police and fire vehicles had arrived at the tin house next to her’s. She said the owner of the house was off island and it was being rented by a man and his girlfriend. She did not know their names. 

There was no visible damage to the exterior of the tin house, and no one answered the door this morning.

Officer Balajadia says several local and federal agencies were notified of the incident including EOD, Guam Homeland Security, ATF, and the FBI.

He said GPD has turned this case over to the Federal Bureau of Investigations and Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms. 

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READ the release from Officer Balajadia below: 

GUAM POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS

AGAT –  2:40am,  Monday, June 02, 2014 officers from the Agat Precinct Command responded to a reported  injury at a residence on Erskin Drive Agat.
Guam Fire Department medic’s treated an adult male for injuries received to his hand  from a possible explosion.  The victim has been transported to GMH for treatment of his injury.  Several agencies were notified of the incident to include EOD, Guam Homeland Security, ATF, and the FBI.

The Guam Police Department has turned this case over to the Federal Bureau of Investigations and Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.  Any additional information regarding this case should be directed towards those federal agencies.

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The incident occurred at daybreak at a home in Agat, not far from the Southern Precinct Command.