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Four dead at 'multiple crime scenes' after report of explosion, fire: police

Four people were found dead Thursday morning following reports of explosions and fires in multiple homes in a small town in Nebraska, officials said. Cheating is suspected.

The suspect is in custody, the Nebraska State Patrol announced Friday morning. Details of suspects and arrests will be announced in the near future.

Nebraska Patrol Superintendent John Bolduc said at a news conference Thursday afternoon that state and local officials were "investigating multiple crime scenes" in Laurel, northeast Nebraska.

PHOTO: Barricades block off a portion of Elm Street in Laurel, Neb., Aug. 4, 2022. The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a situation with multiple fatalities.

On August 4, part of Elm Street in Laurel, Nebraska was The year 2022 is blocked by barricades. The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating the circumstances that resulted in multiple fatalities.

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First Officials Boldak said a 911 caller responded to the home shortly after 3 a.m. after reporting an explosion at the home. There was a fire at home, he said.

Once inside, responding police and deputies found one of him dead, he said.

A fire was reported in his second home, three blocks away, while he was in the first, Bolduc said. Three people were found dead in the house, he said.

Bolduc said foul play was suspected in the four fatalities, and that a second-house respondent worked to preserve evidence while the fire was put out.

A Nebraska State Patrol statement said there were "suspected shootings involved" at both homes after the fires were brought under control.

44} PHOTO: Barricades block off a portion of Elm Street in Laurel, Neb., Aug. 4, 2022. The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a situation with multiple fatalities.

Barricades block part of Elm Street in Laurel, Nebraska, August 4, 2022. The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating the circumstances that resulted in multiple fatalities.

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Bolduc said Thursday that it is looking for a related silver sedan. The car was first reported to have left Laurel shortly after the second fire was reported, and the male driver may have picked up passengers before leaving town, he said.Later Nebraska A patrol statement indicated that the vehicle may have left town later than first reported.

Bolduc noted that the suspect or suspect may have suffered burns.

We are working with local residents and businesses to obtain CCTV footage.

Victims' identities will be kept public until their families are notified, and the cause of death will be determined after an autopsy, Bolduc said. Bolduc said it was premature and it was also unclear whether this could be characterized as a domestic incident.

Cedar County Sheriff Larry Coranda said on Thursday that the community of 1,000 people was shaken by the incident.

"In this small community, everybody knows everybody," he said.