Bomb Squad Investigates Car Explosion in Memphis

Police and federal bomb investigators are responding to the scene of a car explosion in Memphis.

The incident on the eastern side of the city was reported about noon Thursday.

Eric Kehn, a spokesman with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said the investigation was in its early stages and he had no details.

The car, believed to be a gold Nissan Maxima, was parked near a funeral home, reported.

Fire Department spokesman Keith Staples told WREG-TV that firefighters were called to a car fire and were looking into reports that one person was injured.

Memphis police spokeswoman Monique Martin said the bomb squad also was at the scene.

Kehn said it was too early to determine if the Memphis explosion was related to one last month in West Memphis, Ark.

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