Gaithersburg condo explosion resulted from man’s suicide

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A man killed in the explosion at an apartment complex in Gaithersburg on Wednesday committed suicide, Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones said Friday night. Police identified the man as Juan Pablo Marshall Quizon, a 36-year-old man who owned an apartment at 826 Quince Orchard Blvd. building. The coroner said he died of smoke inhalation and thermal injuries. County police and fire departments said they believe accelerators were used to start a fire so destructive that the entire building collapsed. Jones said there is also other evidence that supports suicide. “We’re sure he made statements indicative of suicide plans,” Jones said. Jones said those who reported Quizon missing were unaware that he owned the apartment, which was purchased in August. As many as 14 others were injured in the blast and fire, and all have since been released from hospitals. information to believe that Mr. Quizon intended to injure or harm other persons in this particular incident,” Jones said at a press conference Friday evening. “It is a criminal investigation for the fact that if Mr. Quizon was still with us, still alive, he would have been criminally guilty due to the fact that several persons were injured and the extent of the resulting property damage.” explosion hit four buildings and 47 residents of 24 apartment buildings have registered with the province as displaced. Some were at home at the time of the explosion. Unedited video below: Montgomery County Police Chief Gives Final Update “I felt this shock wave the same time I heard this huge explosion,” said Michelle Conklin-Kusel, a resident. “Our building was actually shaking because it’s stuck. Our part of the building is attached to that building that had the explosion. I peered as best I could, and I saw the other building was on fire and I was shocked.” new developments sad, unhappy and scary. “We come on vacation and these people are devastated,” said Koran Johnson, a neighbor. “Their houses and everything they’ve worked on is gone. And they can’t just get it back, which is very sad in itself.” Fire investigation operations and law enforcement operations have ended at the site. Officials said investigators from all agencies involved will continue to work at a remote location for the next few days. Video below: Crews extract body from rubble of Gaithersburg condo explosion Video below: Witnesses describe how scary condo explosion felt

A man killed in the explosion at an apartment complex in Gaithersburg on Wednesday has committed suicide, Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones said Friday night.

The man’s body was recovered from the rubble of the apartment building that exploded on Thursday morning. Police identified the man as Juan Pablo Marshall Quizon, a 36-year-old man who owned an apartment at 826 Quince Orchard Blvd. building. The coroner said he died of smoke inhalation and thermal injuries.

County police and fire departments said they believed accelerators were used to start a fire so destructive that the entire building collapsed.

Jones said there is also other evidence supporting suicide.

“We’re sure he made statements indicative of suicide plans,” Jones said.

The police chief said a missing persons report was filed for Quizon, but the Quince Orchard Boulevard address was not listed. Jones said those who reported Quizon missing were unaware that he owned the apartment, which was purchased in August.

As many as 14 others were injured in the blast and fire, and all have since been released from hospitals.

“We have no information to believe that Mr. Quizon intended to injure or harm any other person in this particular incident,” Jones said at a press conference Friday evening. “It is a criminal investigation for the fact that if Mr. Quizon was still with us, still alive, he would have been criminally guilty due to the fact that several people were injured and the amount of property damage that resulted.”

The explosion hit four buildings and 47 residents of 24 apartments have registered with the province as displaced. Some were at home at the time of the explosion.

Raw video below: Montgomery County Police Chief gives a final update

“I felt this shock wave at the same time I heard this huge explosion,” says Michelle Conklin-Kusel, a resident. “Our building was actually shaking because it’s stuck. Our part of the building is attached to that building with the explosion. I peered as best I could, and I saw the other building was on fire and I was shocked.”

Residents called the new developments sad, unfortunate and scary.

“We’re going on vacation soon and these people are devastated,” said Koran Johnson, a neighbor. “Their homes and everything they worked on is gone again. And they can’t just get it back, which is very sad in itself.”

Fire investigation operations and law enforcement operations have ended at the site. Officials said investigators from all agencies involved will continue to work at a remote location for the next few days.

Video below: Crews pull the body from the rubble of a Gaithersburg condominium explosion

Video below: Witnesses describe how scary condo explosion felt

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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