Suspect In Explosives Case May Be Linked To Arson Incidents

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators say the suspect arrested in a Long Beach explosives case may be involved in other recent arson incidents.

Garret Lengyel was arrested last week for touching off an explosive device in a residential area, an incident caught on videotape by an apartment complex security camera. The Nov. 5 explosion in an alley was described as very large and very violent.

Investigators with the Long Beach fire and police departments, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are now looking into the activities of the 32-year-old suspect.

Investigators tell the Los Angeles Times that a search of Lengyel’s nearby Long Beach apartment uncovered evidence suggesting he may have been involved in other arsons.

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