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Grand Prairie man injured by explosive

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Police and fire crews are investigating after an explosive device went off in Grand Prairie Friday afternoon, according to an official with the Grand Prairie Police Department.

The device exploded in a home in the 2900 block of Harrier Street around 4:30 p.m.

Investigators say the blast appears to be accidental.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the FBI spent several hours at the home on Friday gathering evidence.

A victim was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital and is expected to survive, but he could possibly lose his arm.

He told investigators that an illegal explosive device was given to him ten years ago but he had no idea it was still active.  The investigation into where the device came from is still ongoing.

"We also did a security sweep of the house. Nothing else was found in the house. This appears to be a very isolated incident,” said ATF Sr. Special Agent, Russ Morrison.

Investigators said nobody else was hurt.

Neighbors say it's unsettling that the explosion happened, but they says they are relieved that it wasn't intentional.

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