Police ID man hurt in blast near empty W. Pa. home

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Police have released the name of a man who suffered head and hand injuries when he allegedly detonated some kind of homemade device in an apparent attempt to destroy a vacant home next to his.

New Kensington police say 50-year-old Gregory Domanski placed the device near the gas meter of the vacant home next to his. The device, either a pipe bomb or homemade mortar, blew up injuring Domanski about 10:15 a.m. Thursday, but didn’t destroy the other home. That’s because gas had been turned off to the home, which is set for demolition by the city.

Domanski was being treated at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, where his condition wasn’t immediately available Friday.

Police found no other dangerous devices in his home and are unsure whether Domanski will face criminal charges.

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