Woman Med-flighted after modified explosive device blows up on her

On March 28th, 2019, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Merced Police dispatch received a call of a woman who had possibly shot herself on the hand.

Officers arrived at the Normandy apartments at 3030 Park Avenue. Officers located an adult female victim behind the Save Mart store near a Carport.

The woman was suffering from an unknown type of injury according to Sergeant Foster.

Sergeant Foster told Merced Gateway News, some type of modified explosive device went off on the woman’s hand. Merced police bomb squad unit also arrived on the scene and investigated.

Several brown bags were taken out from inside an apartment in that area. Bomb squad investigators picked up several pieces of evidence outside the parking area of the apartment complex.

According to sergeant Foster, the woman was med-flighted to an out of area hospital. Stay tuned with Merced Gateway news for more information when it becomes available

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