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Man dies while making a homemade explosive device in Utah

One man making a time bomb in dark workshop alone. Photo courtesy of Getty Images

NEW HARMONY, Utah (AP) — Authorities in Utah say a man has died while making a homemade explosive device at a Washington County home.

County sheriff’s officials say the incident occurred around 8 p.m. Saturday.

The man’s name is being withheld until authorities can notify his family.

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a home in the town of New Harmony, which is near St. George.

They say the explosion occurred in a garage of the residence and no other explosive devices were found.

Although the dead man was previously known to law enforcement, detectives say they haven’t discovered any evidence to indicate an intended target for the device.