Police Looking Into Bombing of Apartment: 1 Dead, 2 Cops Hurt

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The two officers were treated in hospital and released, but investigators are looking at the case as attempted murder.

Police investigate booby-trapped apartment bomb, a death inside and two injured officers

Two police officers were injured in an explosion on Monday night after trying to open the door of a booby-trapped apartment in Espoo.

One body was found inside the Mäkkylä home, and although the officers have now been released from hospital, the National Bureau of Investigations says it’s looking into two counts of attempted murder in connection with the blast.

Events unfolded in the suburb, north of Leppävarra, around 20:45 when officers on patrol responded to an apparently routine call to a ground floor flat in Ruutikellarintie. When they opened the door to the apartment an explosive device detonated.

Armed police units responded to the address and all the other occupants of the building were evacuated and taken from the scene in a bus. During the search operation a man born in 1979, who is suspected of attempted murder in the explosion, was found dead.

It is not clear whether he was dead before officers arrived to the flat, or whether the explosion killed him.

“The technical investigation will be looking at, among other things, what kind of explosives have been placed in the door” says Olli Töyräs who adds that although it’s too early to assign a motive for the explosion “there are no indications that the matter is linked to, for example, organised crime or terrorism.”

The police operation and forensic search continued late into the night, and only ended on Tuesday morning.

Source: newsnowfinland.fi

14 Comments
  1. EmilyJones1985 says

    Was the booby-trapped apartment intentionally targeting the police officers, or was it a random incident?

    1. MikeJohnson1978 says

      It appears that the booby-trapped apartment was specifically targeting the police officers, as the National Bureau of Investigations is looking into two counts of attempted murder in connection with the blast.

  2. EmilySmith says

    Were the officers aware that the apartment was booby-trapped before attempting to open the door?

    1. MichaelDavis says

      They had no prior knowledge that the apartment was booby-trapped when they tried to open the door. It was a dangerous and unexpected situation for them.

  3. EmilySmith97 says

    It’s truly disturbing to hear about the bombing incident resulting in one death and injuries to the brave officers. I hope the investigators get to the bottom of this and bring justice to those responsible for this heinous act.

  4. EmilySmith says

    Were the officers aware that the apartment was booby-trapped before they tried to open the door?

    1. MichaelJohnson says

      It is unclear whether the officers were aware that the apartment was booby-trapped before attempting to open the door. The investigation is ongoing to determine all the details surrounding this tragic incident.

  5. EmmaSmith82 says

    It’s concerning to hear about the bombing incident. Hopefully, the investigators can shed light on the motives behind such a tragic event. Wishing a speedy recovery to the injured officers and condolences to the family of the victim.

  6. EmilyJohnson72 says

    It’s really concerning to hear about the bombing incident and the tragic loss of life. I hope the authorities will quickly find out who is behind this heinous act and bring them to justice. My thoughts are with the injured officers and their families. Stay safe, everyone.

  7. Megan1985 says

    It’s truly terrifying to think that someone would go to such extreme lengths to harm others. The fact that the police officers narrowly escaped with their lives is a testament to their bravery and quick responses in dangerous situations. My thoughts are with the injured officers and the families affected by this horrific incident.

  8. AshleySmith123 says

    It’s a shocking incident. I hope the authorities can swiftly find out who is responsible for this heinous act. My thoughts are with the injured officers and the families affected by this tragedy.

  9. JenniferSmith22 says

    Were there any prior reports of suspicious activities in the apartment building before the incident occurred?

    1. JohnDoe88 says

      There were no prior reports of suspicious activities in the apartment building before the incident occurred, based on the information available. The officers responded to a routine call, and unfortunately, the situation escalated quickly once they entered the booby-trapped apartment.

  10. JuliaSmith92 says

    Were the officers expecting the apartment to be booby-trapped, or was it a surprise to them?

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