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Man Killed In Apparent Meth Lab Explosion In Norton

Authorities have identified a man killed in what authorities say appears to be an explosion caused by a meth lab in Massachusetts.

The Bristol County District Attorney's Office identified the man on Sunday as 38-year-old Edward Rooney.

Authorities say Rooney died Saturday after an apparent meth lab explosion in his Norton apartment.

Police said they were called to the Norton apartment complex around 1 a.m. and found damage believed to have been caused by a meth lab explosion. Police say Rooney had fled the home before first responders arrived.

A little later, authorities were called to an Attleboro home to help a man who was experiencing a medical emergency, officials said.

Authorities said residents of the home were awoken in the middle of the night by a man outside who was screaming for help. Officials said the residents let Rooney inside the home, where he collapsed.

He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

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