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Man arrested for August multiplex explosion in Denver

DENVER – Six months of investigation led police to a handyman who used to work at a multiplex at Santa Fe Drive and 4th Avenue.

Todd Norman Perkins was arrested Monday, accused of intentionally causing an explosion that leveled a four-plex, damaged surrounding buildings, and injured nine people last August.

The Denver Fire Department said one person suffered critical injuries, another person was transported to the hospital and seven others suffered minor injuries in the explosion.

Perkins, 56, faces attempted first-degree murder and first-degree arson charges, according to DFD.

DFD said Perkins lived in a camper on the complex.

Perkin’s criminal history in Colorado dates back ten years, including charges of driving under the influence, assault and criminal mischief, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

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Ashlynn Worley

Ashlynn Worley

Ashlynn is a Digital Content Producer for KOAA News5.
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