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Police Investigate Loud Explosion in Chambersburg

Officers say an untrained person used a large PVC type pipe to launch a mortar-type round in the air. Police say this person put themselves in danger of serious injury, as well as the potential to have local homes catch fire from flying debris.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Chambersburg Police Department is investigating after they received reports of a loud explosion Saturday night. 

Officers say it happened around 11:28 p.m. Saturday near Franklin and Miller Streets. They say they found remnants of an exploded item on the roof the 337 W. King Street. 

Officers now know an untrained person used a large PVC type pipe to launch a mortar-type round in to the air. Police say this person put themselves in danger of serious injury, as well as the potential to have local homes catch fire from flying debris. 

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Chambersburg Police Department at (717)-264-4131 or if you'd like to remain anonymous you can call the Franklin County Crime Solvers at (717)-263-3000. 
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