Man injured in May blast released from hospital
A Cape Coral man has been discharged from the hospital after an explosion at his condo.
As of Tuesday, Justin Dennis McHenry, 31, of 3956 Pomodoro Circle, Unit 101, had been released from Lee Memorial Hospital, where he was transported on May 1, according to officials.
At about 6:30 p.m., 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.
Police reported on Monday that McHenry had been making homemade fireworks.
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 State Attorney’s Office decided not to pursue charges against McHenry.