One person injured in mortar explosion in Riviera Beach

Posted at 6:22 PM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-03 00:18:19-04

One person was injured in a mortar explosion in Riviera Beach Friday evening. 

The incident happened around 5 p.m. in the 100 block of Silver Beach Road. 

According to the Riviera Beach Police Department, the victim, an adult male employee at Sunny Food Store went outside and found a device wrapped in foil with a wick and lit it. 

The explosion did extensive damage to his hand, officials said. 

The patient was transported to a trauma center.

Police are investigating and it's unknown if foul play was involved. 

No more information is available at this time.