UPDATE | Authorities identify Port Hadlock man hurt in explosion

Posted 6/16/21

The man injured in an explosion of a homemade bomb has been identified as Jesse Thomas Taylor, 46.

Taylor is a Port Hadlock resident and has lived on Ness' Corner Road since October 2016, …

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UPDATE | Authorities identify Port Hadlock man hurt in explosion

A bomb squad member examines the scene of an explosion in Port Hadlock Tuesday night.
A bomb squad member examines the scene of an explosion in Port Hadlock Tuesday night.
Photo courtesy of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
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The man injured in an explosion of a homemade bomb has been identified as Jesse Thomas Taylor, 46.

Taylor is a Port Hadlock resident and has lived on Ness' Corner Road since October 2016, according to voter registration records.

Taylor was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle aboard a medevac helicopter Tuesday night after police said he was found severely injured following a series of explosions at his home.

His 6-year-old granddaughter was also hurt in the explosions. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, she sustained head burns during the blasts.

Emergency dispatchers were flooded with calls just after 9:30 p.m. June 15 reporting loud explosions in the area. Some also said they saw large flames and smoke.

Detectives responding to the scene of multiple explosions in the 700 block of Ness' Corner Road also found homemade explosives, including what appeared to be pipe bombs and improvised devices.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, one person who called 911 reported that a man was found on the property with a chest injury and fully amputated left arm.

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