24-Year-Old Philadelphia Man Dead After Trying To Blow Up ATM During Riots


A Philadelphia man was killed while attempting to detonate an explosive device at an ATM overnight. At least 30 ATMs were targeted by a “coordinated group,” police say.

The unidentified man was fatally wounded outside of a sports bar at North 2nd Street and Susquehanna Avenue—the incident occurred around 6:15 a.m. local time.

WCAU reported: Police found live explosives at the scene and focused their investigation on the blasted ATM, debris on the street and on a vehicle parked nearby.

Nearby residents and those living in neighborhoods across the city heard blasts as looting in the wake of George Floyd protests continued for a fourth day.

[…] In most cases, police said, thieves set off explosive devices, blowing up the machines before making off with the cash. In other cases, they would just steal the machines.

Several of the blasts were caught on camera.

No arrests have been formerly announced in the string of crimes.

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