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FBI agent, 3 officers, and a trooper were injured by an explosion during a training exercise with the ATF


Update: The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office identified the deputies injured when a live training device exploded during FBI-led explosives response training last week.

Three deputies from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, one trooper from the Pennsylvania State Police, and one special agent from FBI Philadelphia were injured in the blast.

The Reporter identified the injured deputies as as Cpl. Ryan Volk, a 14-year MCSO veteran and bomb tech; Cpl. Tim Metz, a 13-year MCSO veteran and bomb tech, and Cpl. Andrew Noto, a 12 -year veteran and bomb technician.

Metz and Noto were released after being treated at Paoli Hospital and Volk’s injuries are not life-threatening.

The FBI bomb technician was released from the hospital the same day.


Chris Mautner


Sep 16 – Five people were injured Thursday morning after an accident occurred during a training exercise at a prison, according to a story from WPVI.

The news station said that the accident happened at about 9:50 a.m. during an exercise at SCI Phoenix prison in Skippack Township with members of the FBI and ATF.

According to authorities, three members of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad, a Pennsylvania State Police trooper and an FBI Philadelphia agent were injured when an explosive device went off.

“Staff from the Montgomery County Bomb Squad were installing an explosive device for a later class when it prematurely exploded,” according to a statement from a spokesperson.

Department of Corrections staff was not involved in the training, the site said.

Photos and video taken from a WPVI helicopter show a charred car, a large police presence and two medical helicopters at the scene.

The FBI is now investigating the incident, the news station reported.

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