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Amarillo police ‘believe public not in danger’ outside of immediate explosion area

Published: Jul. 27, 2021 at 10:43 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 28, 2021 at 8:09 AM CDT
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AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - Amarillo police say they believe the public is not in danger outside of the immediate area after an explosion at a home on Lenwood Drive near Paramount Boulevard.

Police released an update around 8:00 a.m. Wednesday saying they continue to work with federal partners to secure the scene and make sure it is safe for people to return to their homes in the area.

Amarillo police arrested 32-year-old Erfan Salmanzadeh for possession of components of explosives, a third degree felony. He was booked into the Randall County Jail.

Components used to make explosives were located in the alley, backyard and home.

“There is no timeline for this [surrounding area] opening back up at this point,” stated a release from the Amarillo Police Department.

Investigators are asking that anyone who may have information about the incident call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at (806) 374-4400 or submit a tip online.

Erfan Salmanzadeh
Erfan Salmanzadeh(Randall County)

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