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Multiple residents evacuated after explosion at Richmond apartment building

Posted at 8:26 PM, Nov 30, 2022

RICHMOND, Va. -- Multiple people were evacuated after an explosion at a Richmond apartment complex on Wednesday afternoon.

Just before 4 p.m., Richmond Police got a call to the Townhouses of Chesterfield North in Richmond reporting a suspicious situation. Shortly thereafter, police received a call for an explosion with no injuries reported.

At this time, police are not aware of a barricade situation but they are working to clear the scene.

No one has been arrested in connection to the explosion.

A neighbor in the apartment building said that the complex has only one way in and one way out so residents are stuck inside without power.

"Really confused initially because nobody told us what was going on. They just swarmed in and set up shop," Mikale Sampson, a neighbor in the apartment building, said. "I was a little scared because this is supposed to be a safe neighborhood. I'm kind of astonished. I have a pretty quiet neighborhood. All of my neighbors on my row are elders. Everything over here is supposed to be remodeled so you would think that it's safe."

CBS 6 is at the scene and working to learn more.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.

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