Explosion at Baltimore mall injures 7, including 6 first responders

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Four police officers, two doctors and a civilian were injured in what authorities are calling a “minor explosion” at a shopping center outside Baltimore, Maryland, on Monday night.

A spokesperson for the Baltimore County Fire Department told Fox 45 Baltimore that police were called to a beauty salon at the mall around 9:30 p.m. ET for a report from a former employee at the facility. .

At least seven people were injured, including six first responders, in an explosion at a shopping center in Windsor Mill, Maryland on Monday, May 16, 2022.
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Police said the explosion happened inside the nail salon just after police arrived.

Four police officers and two doctors were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. The person believed to be the former employee suffered life-threatening injuries from him, according to Fox 45.

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Seven people were injured in an explosion at a shopping center outside of Baltimore on Monday night, May 16, 2022.

Seven people were injured in an explosion at a shopping center outside of Baltimore on Monday night, May 16, 2022.

The explosion and fire occurred at Libra Nails and Spa inside the Security Station Shopping Center in Windsor Mill. It is located about 12.5 miles outside of Baltimore.

Baltimore County fire officials said the fire and explosion may have involved hazardous materials.

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Seven people were injured in an explosion at a shopping center outside of Baltimore on Monday night, May 16, 2022.

Seven people were injured in an explosion at a shopping center outside of Baltimore on Monday night, May 16, 2022.

Firefighters said the fire was under control around 10:30 p.m. ET.

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It is not clear exactly what led to the explosion. The footage shows that the nail salon was heavily damaged with all of its windows broken.

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