Man injured in fireworks explosion arrested after leaving hospital

SAN JOSE (BCN) A man was arrested today leaving a hospital after he was injured in a fireworks explosion Sunday, police said.

The explosion, involving stored fireworks, happened shortly after 3 p.m. at a house in the 4100 block of Moonflower Court, according to police.

John Meltzer, one of two men taken to the hospital after the explosion, was arrested today on suspicion of having a destructive device. 

The second man is still in the hospital. Police said his injuries are not life-threatening.

The explosion caused a neighborhood to be evacuated for several hours. 

Anyone with information about the case is asking to call Sgt. Hartaj Johal at (408) 277-4161.

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