Three men killed in Allentown car blast, including ‘the perpetrator,’ authorities say

September 30, 2018

Pamela Lehman, Jon Harris and Jacqueline Palochko, The Morning Call

ALLENTOWN — At a news conference about a fiery car explosion in Center City Allentown, authorities on Sunday afternoon confirmed that three males died in what they called an “isolated incident.” And they said they believe the perpetrator was killed in the blast.

The car exploded about 9:30 p.m. Saturday on the 700 block of Turner Street between North Seventh and Eighth streets, about a block away from the PPL Center. The explosion rocked the Center City and brought dozens of law enforcement agencies to Allentown to investigate, including the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, as well as Allentown police, Lehigh County’s district attorney, coroner and homicide task forces, plus fire police from throughout the county and state police.

HARRY FISHER / The Morning Call). Police join members of the ATF and the FBI as they investigaten Allentown Sunday morning.

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