APD: Apartment explosion result of individual making drugs

Albuquerque News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department says an explosion at a northwest Albuquerque apartment complex was the result of someone making drugs. The Rio Volcan apartments located on Ladera near Unser were evacuated on Sunday evening after reports of an explosion.

Police say a male was using butane to make drugs which caused an explosion. The man was critically injured and taken to a local hospital. Officials say he was then transported to a burn unit at a hospital in West Texas.

No other injuries were reported. Albuquerque Fire Rescue has since taken over the arson investigation.

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