Massive Explosion Shakes Downtown Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A 27-year-old male employee of Chase Bank was killed in the massive explosion that ripped through downtown along Federal Street shortly before 2:45 p.m. Tuesday.

The explosion was in the 12-story Realty Tower, which is home to high-end apartments on its upper levels. Chase Bank leases the first floor.

A spokesman for JPMorgan Chase said the company is keeping in touch with city officials regarding the safety of its employees and others in the building.

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