Man loses hand in explosion while possibly creating bomb, police say 

Scott Olson/Getty Images
Close

Man loses hand in explosion while possibly creating bomb, police say 

Scott Olson/Getty Images
A Wisconsin man lost his hand after an explosion at his home. Police said the man could have been making a bomb.

A Wisconsin man may have been making a bomb when an explosion led to the loss of his hand, WCCO reported.

>> Read more trending news 

Eric Kenneth Schueller, 50, of St. Croix Falls, also suffered burns to his body in the Tuesday night explosion, the television station reported.

Polk County deputies who responded to Schueller’s home said they identified suspicious chemicals, WEAU reported. Bomb technicians called to the scene said there were chemicals in the residence that were stable on their own, but could produce explosive material if mixed together, the television station reported.

The Sheriff’s Office said Schueller was airlifted to a hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. His condition was unknown, WCCO reported. It is not clear whether Schueller was arrested or is facing criminal charges, the television station reported.

Watch Live & On Demand

Get the latest news

the latest BONE TV on demand

"Alexa, play 102.5 The Bone"

Mobile Apps

Everything you love about theboneonline.com and more! Tap on any of the buttons below to download our app.

AMAZON ALEXA

Enable our Skill today to listen live at home on your Alexa Devices!