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Man injured in explosion at condo improving

By Staff | May 19, 2015

A Cape Coral man is improving at the hospital following a recent explosion at his condo unit.

As of Tuesday, Justin Dennis McHenry, 31, of 3956 Pomodoro Circle, Unit 101, was listed in fair condition at Lee Memorial Hospital, where he was transported on May 1, according to officials.

At about 6:30 p.m. that day, Cape officers responded to a call about an unknown problem involving a man down at 3956 Pomodoro Circle, located in the Isles of Porto Vista. According to a report, responding units found a man sitting outside on the ground with “major wounds consistent with an explosion.”

“Both arms from elbow down were detached,” the report states.

The apartment had broken windows, the doors blown off and smoke was coming from it.

The responding units searched the apartment, but no one was found inside.

The man, identified as McHenry, was trauma-alerted to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The reports indicate that the weapon or tools found on scene were “chemicals/acids.”

The Lee County Bomb Squad, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation also responded to assist with the investigation.

Officials reported that residents in the area were evacuated as a precaution. Some of them returned home in the next several hours, while the Red Cross assisted the others with temporary lodging.

The investigation was still ongoing as of Tuesday, according to police.