BREAKING: Multiple dead across multiple sites in Laurel, Nebraska: Explosion rocked one property at 3am and officials in hazmat suits are responding
- Multiple fatalities have been confirmed by the Nebraska State Patrol after an explosion
- Witnesses in Laurel, Nebraska, report that they saw and heard an explosion at around 3am
- Laurel City Hall officials said they has been advised to enter a lockdown status by the Sheriff’s Office
Nebraska State Patrol is investigating multiple fatalities after an explosion in the early hours of the morning in Laurel, Nebraska.
Officials with hazmat suits can be seen walking towards the scene early Thursday morning.
There are thought to be multiple scenes in Cedar County, with law enforcement concentrated around 3rd and Elm Street.
The perimeter is understood to extend beyond the street, with witnesses reporting seeing and hearing an explosion at 3am.
Laurel City Hall officials told DailyMail.com that they were advised to enter a ‘recommended’ lockdown status by the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office.
Witnesses in Wakefield claim that a school there is on lockdown, with other businesses and buildings in Laurel also being told to close ranks.
This is a developing story.
The Nebraska State Patrol have confirmed that there have been multiple fatalities in the incident