Plano Home Explosion May Have Been Intentional; Victim Fighting for His Life

Plano, TX (WBAP/KLIF) – Plano Police and fire officials are now saying the home explosion that left 6 people injured may have been intentional.

Officer David Tilley with Plano PD says fire marshals and detectives are working together in this investigation and are trying to piece tog

ether what exactly happened but based on what they have found, this appears to be an isolated incident and there are no indications of threats to the community.

Meantime, we’re getting more information about the man who was inside the Plano home that exploded into a pile of debris laste Monday afternoon. Attorney Scott Becker identifies the resident as Joseph Kupfer, telling WFAA:

“Our client is one of the six victims in this case and he’s lying in the hospital fighting for his life.”

As to the possible cause of the explosion, Becker expressed shock over what he called a “rapid” investigation that went from an “accidental gas leak” to “it may have been intentional” in less than 24 hours.

Watch the Attorney Becker’s comments in this video from our media partner WFAA:

 

The blast also injured 5 members of a family in a house next door.  Three children sustained minor cuts; they’re mother spent a day in the hospital for her injuries, and their father remains hospitalized.

(Copyright 2021 WBAP/KLIF 24/7 News. This report contains material from the WFAA-TV)

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