“We went upstairs that’s when we had noticed some chemicals in the building. We don’t know what those were and then we have a deceased body inside that apartment in the kitchen area,” said Chief John Kreuziger with the Beaver Dam Police Department.
Police believe the man killed was in his 20s. No one else was hurt, but as soon as state agencies stepped in to help with the case, a new fear surfaced.
“We may have some bomb-making material we’re not sure that’s why we’re evacuating further,” said Kreuziger
That material was located in the same unit where the explosion happened.
While the bomb squad investigated, buses took those who didn’t have a ride to The Watermark, a community center in Beaver Dam. Permanent shelter arrangements were being made for those impacted.
Kreuziger said residents who live in the building where the explosion happened would be displaced for a couple of days. Everyone else should be able to come back to their apartment unit Tuesday.
The investigation into what chemicals caused the explosion and how it happened continues.