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A 69-year-old Condon Avenue man was taken to Erie County Medical Center late this afternoon suffering from what Buffalo police described as a severe hand injury as a result of a small explosion in his home in the second block of that street.

Buffalo police, Erie County sheriff’s bomb squad members and federal agents were called to the home about 4 p.m. An investigation was conducted of the house and a smoke grenade was reportedly found. The cause of the explosion was not disclosed.

The injured man, reportedly a Vietnam War veteran, was alone in the house when police were called.