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‘Firework’ blast hits Mormon church in Las Vegas Valley, 4 injured

Henderson and Las Vegas police and the FBI are investigating the explosion of a “firework” at a Mormon church Wednesday night that caused four people to suffer minor injuries.

At about 8 p.m., Henderson police and fire departments were called to the Arrowhead Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the 800 block of Arrowhead Trail regarding an explosive device, Henderson police reported.

“Preliminarily, investigators determined that a ‘firework’ type device ignited within the structure resulting in minor injuries to four subjects,” police stated in a news release.

The Metropolitan Police Department and the FBI were assisting in the inquiry about the device, according to the release.

Henderson public information officer Katrina Farrell said the FBI became involved in case the matter involved a hate crime.

Contact Jeff Burbank at jburbank@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0382. Follow him @JeffBurbank2 on X.

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