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Body found after explosion, possible criminal act probed


GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Officials say a body was found in a Maryland garden-style apartment building a day after an explosion and fire there and investigators are looking into the possibility of a criminal act.

News outlets report that Montgomery County fire and police officials say a body was found in the rubble Thursday.

Officials say an explosion ripped through two buildings in Gaithersburg on Wednesday, injuring at least 14 people and destroying or severely damaging nine units.

Police Chief Marcus Jones says the body was to undergo an autopsy.

He didn't offer details about the cause of the explosion, but says investigators are looking into the possibility that there was a "criminal, intentional act.”

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