New Hampshire Town Rocked By Gender Reveal Party Explosion
Several towns in southern New Hampshire felt a mysterious explosion on Tuesday night that ended up coming from a couple’s gender reveal party, according to Kingston Police.
The police department said the received multiple complaints on Tuesday about the explosion that was felt by multiple towns and could be felt as far away as Massachusetts. Chief Donald Briggs said the blast happened at Torromeo Industries on Dorre Road around 7 p.m.
“It was earth-shaking,” said a neighbor on Dorre Road.
Sara Taglieri and her husband live in a home that abuts the Torromeo quarry.
“We heard this god-awful blast,” Sara said. “It knocked pictures off our walls. … I’m all up for silliness and what not, but that was extreme.”
Some residents of the area thought it was an earthquake, but according to the meteorologists at NBC Boston, there were no earthquakes at that time.
Taglieri’s husband, Matt, told the TV station the blast cracked the foundation of neighbors’ homes.
“I don’t know how that’s right,” he said.
Police said they believed the source of the explosion was 80 pounds of Tannerite, an over-the-counter, explosive target used for firearms practice sold in kit form. Police said it also appears the people at the quarry seemed to have permission to be there.
No injuries were reported from the explosion and the person who purchased and detonated the explosives has turned himself in, according to police.
An investigation is ongoing and police said they will make a determination on what charges will be forthcoming. They also confirmed that they’ve seen the gender reveal video – and the baby is a boy.