Suspect detained after blast at residential building in Germany injures police, firefighters

BERLIN (AP) — German police have detained a suspect in connection with an explosion at a residential building that injured dozens of first responders. Police said two officers and three firefighters received life-threatening injuries in Thursday’s blast at a high-rise building in the town of Ratingen. They said four firefighters were seriously injured and 22 police officers suffered minor injuries. The body of a woman was recovered, but how she died wasn’t immediately known. Firefighters and police were initially called to the building about a possible person in distress. Police say they are investigating what caused the blast. It happened shortly after the man suspect opened an apartment door. Heavily-armed officers later detained a 57-year-old German man.