JEFFERSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) — An 18-year-old from Madisonville was injured Tuesday after deputies said he ignited an “improvised explosive device” to blow up a tree stump, according to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
Law enforcement responded to a residence in the 100 block of West Highway 25/70 after receiving a call about a man injured by an explosive device.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said when deputies arrived they found the victim with flash burns on his face and arms. The victim told deputies that he made the device from gunpowder to blow up a stump on the residence.
The man was taken to UTER by Jefferson County EMS. The investigation is still ongoing.