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Posted at 4:03 PM ET, 01/11/2011

Car explosion in Arlington

By Washington Post editors

UPDATE:

The trunk of an unoccupied BMW that exploded in Arlington Tuesday morning appears to accidental, Crime Scene reports.

Fire investigators are still looking into the incident, said Lt. Ed Hughes, a spokesman for the Arlington fire department. But Hughes said the explosion appears to have been caused by a tank of acetylene that had been stored in the trunk.


10:54 a.m.
The trunk of an unoccupied BMW exploded in Arlington Tuesday morning, Crime Scene reports.

The car was parked on the street in a residential neighborhood in the 2100 block of South 9th Street about 8:30 a.m. when the back of it ignited, said Lt. Ed Hughes, a spokesman for the Arlington fire department. No one was injured.

Authorities are questioning someone in connection with the case, but Hughes said they are still investigating whether an explosive device was placed in the trunk. "We're trying to figure that out," Hughes said.

Stay with PostLocal.com and Crime Scene for more details.

Report: Car explosion in Arlington
10:29 a.m.
A person of interest has been taken into custody in connection with a car explosion in Arlington Tuesday morning, ARLNow.com reports.

A fire department spokesman said no one was hurt in the incident, which occurred about 8:15 a.m. on 9th Street South between Veitch Street and Courthouse Road.

By Washington Post editors  | January 11, 2011; 4:03 PM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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Comments

Ok......

Posted by: awfulexcuse1 | January 11, 2011 10:34 AM | Report abuse

I blame OBAMA. His commie pinko (insert epithets) policies caused the BMW to commit suicide.

Posted by: RogerRamjet2 | January 11, 2011 11:36 AM | Report abuse

To RogerRamjet2: You must be white because that was corny as he&*!!!...

Posted by: 0126 | January 11, 2011 1:58 PM | Report abuse

To RogerRamjet2: You must be white because that was corny as he&*!!!...

Posted by: 0126 | January 11, 2011 1:58 PM | Report abuse

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