A policeman was killed and seven others injured by a dynamite explosion in a vacant house to which they had been lured.
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Background: A policeman was killed and seven others injured by a dynamite explosion in a vacant house to which they had been lured. early Monday (17 Aug.) police sent eight officers to the house on the predominantly Negro near north side when they received reports that a woman was screaming there
An officer found a suitcase inside the building and as he moved it, it exploded. The officer, Larry Me nard, was killed.
One policeman was blown through a back door and another halfway across the front lawn. The house was shattered.
Federal authorities jointed local officials in the investigation.
A number of false telephone calls have come to the police from the area recently.