Wichita Police investigating possible explosion, three officers injured


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Wichita police say three officers were injured while checking a vacant home south of downtown Wichita around 4 p.m. Police are investigating what happened but say it was a possible explosion that caused the injuries.

Two officers received minor injuries and one was seriously injured but is in stable condition at the hospital. All three were taken to the hospital to be evaluated.

The officers reported a loud bang and left the house, near St. Francis and East Boston Street. and were then taken to the hospital. Police say the situation is still active. Fire, EMS, and SWAT are responding to the incident. The Kansas City ATF is also on scene investigating.

KSN News crews on the scene report a heavy law enforcement presence. Officers are blocking multiple streets in the area.

KSN News does have a crew on the scene and will continue to update this story as information becomes available.

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