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KSP investigating explosion on Murray State University campus


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Murray Fire Department has concluded their search of the building and have turned over control of the scene to KSP. Preliminary indications are that everyone has been accounted for. KSP Investigators will work through the night to investigate the cause of the explosion. The injured person confirmed is Dakota L. Fields, age 26, of Murray, KY . He is still listed in stable condition.End of update
Blast at New Richmond College. Emergency services professionals are on scene at this time. One person has been confirmed to have been injured in the blast, and was transported by ground ambulance to Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Next earlier item, this story: KSP investigating explosion on Murray State University campus
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By Senior Trooper Jody Cash
KSP Post 1, Mayfield, KY

MURRAY, KY (Wed 28 Jun 2017. 06:24pmCT) - Kentucky State Police, along with numerous local emergency service agencies are on the scene of an explosion on the campus of Murray State University. At 4:53pmCT, an explosion occurred at New Richmond College, a residential building on campus. Murray Fire Department has concluded their search of the building and have turned over control of the scene to KSP. Preliminary indications are that everyone has been accounted for. KSP Investigators will work through the night to investigate the cause of the explosion. The injured person confirmed is Dakota L. Fields, age 26, of Murray, Kentucky. He is still listed in stable condition.


Emergency services professionals are on scene at this time. One person has been confirmed to have been injured in the blast, and was transported by ground ambulance to Murray-Calloway County Hospital. He is listed in stable condition.

A media staging area has been established at the Five Points intersection, just south of the Intramural Field.

The investigation is continuing by the Kentucky State Police. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.


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2017-06-28 - Murray State University, Murray, KY - Photo from Sr. Tpr. Jody Cash, KSP Post 1, Mayfield, KY.
KSP now in charge of investigation: Murray Fire Department has concluded their search of the building and have turned over control of the scene to KSP. Preliminary indications are that everyone has been accounted for. KSP Investigators will work through the night to investigate the cause of the explosion. - Senior Trooper Jody Cash>

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