MA: Salem man found dead after explosions; man threw IEDs from home window

MA: Salem man found dead after explosions; man threw IEDs from home window

A man died Saturday afternoon after setting off two explosions that morning in a barricaded house on Meadow Street that prompted police to evacuate neighbors, according to police.

Authorities would not comment on how the man died, but said no police shots were fired.

The name of the man, whose body was found on the first floor of the house at 13 Meadow St., was not released, but police said they believe he was 45 and lived in the home. He died sometime before 2:15 p.m.

Residents of the second floor of the two-family house escaped after the first explosion.

Multiple small explosive devices were thrown out of windows of the home during the morning ordeal, according to State Police spokesman David Procopio, who said the State Police bomb squad and SWAT team were at the scene, along with Salem police officers.

Salem police received a call about the explosions around 7:38 a.m., according to Chief Paul Tucker, at the scene. When police arrived, the windows of the home had been blown out and improvised explosive devices had been thrown through them.

Attempts to communicate with the man were unsuccessful, according to authorities.

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