Lebanon Explosion: Residents Asked to Report Suspicious Packages
Updated: Tuesday, February 11 2014, 04:48 PM CST
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UPDATE: NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Authorities investigating an explosion in Lebanon which left one man dead and his wife injured updated the media today.
Although previous reports stated this was being treated as an isolated incident, investigators said "we're not saying it's isolated, but we also don't want the public to panic." Residents in the "viewing area" have been asked to be aware of "suspicious packages with suspicious circumstances."
As FOX 17 previously reported, Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan stated the victims were Jon Setzer (74-years-old) and his wife Marian Setzer (72-years-old). Jon died in the explosion and his wife is in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
According to a neighbor, Setzer and his wife Marian had gone to the mailbox to retrieve a package and returned to the house when the explosion occurred. The blast blew out windows and several rooms were damaged in the house.
An $8,000 dollar reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects. TBI, FBI, ATF, Wilson County Sheriff's Office and the Fire Marshal are all part of the investigation.
EARLIER REPORT: FOX 17 has spoken with a neighbor who confirms the man killed in the explosion is former attorney Jon Setzer. The neighbor says Setzer and his wife Marion had gone to the mailbox to retrieve a package and returned to the house when the explosion occurred.
Setzer's wife Marion is the person believed to have been injured in the blast being treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The neighbor also confirms an earlier report the explosion was not an accident. The blast blew out windows and several rooms were damaged in the house.