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Child injured by explosion in Hancock County

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State police and Hancock County investigators are trying to figure out what exploded on a 12-year-old boy, sending injured to the hospital.

The explosion happened around 2 p.m. Wednesday on West Furry Road in Fountaintown. Investigators are trying to get more information from the boy about what happened, but say he is not cooperating with them at this point.

Investigators focused on the family camper behind the house, looking for possible explosives. Several paramedics arrived on the scene to backup the bomb squad team, which carefully surrounded the house.

Troopers who were already at the hospital when the boy came in injured were the first to find out about the explosion.

The injuries to the boy's body and possibly one of his hands are not life-threatening.

Investigators wanted to make sure there were no further injuries to anyone else at the house.

"When advised that there was an explosive device that injured the person, a juvenile at the scene, we responded to this location to investigate the matter and called in the Indiana State Police EOD team to come out and they cleared the area. At this time, there are no other threats that we know of," said Hancock Co. Sheriff's Department Captain Robert Campbell.

Emergency crews left the scene after the bomb squad team gave the all-clear.

Campbell says an adult also was at the scene, but police don't know if the adult was involved in the blast.

Police will re-question the boy, hoping to get some answers about his injuries and whatever apparently exploded at his home.

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