FULLERTON (CNS) — A 59-year-old man was seriously injured Friday in an explosion on Harbor Boulevard that led to the evacuation of area businesses and shutdown of the thoroughfare.

Police were called to what was initially thought to be an electrical box explosion, Fullerton police Lt. Jon Radus said.

When officers arrived, they found the unidentified man with serious injuries to his hands and face, Radus said. He said the man was hospitalized but was expected to survive his injuries, which reportedly include missing fingers.

The Orange County sheriff’s bomb squad was sent to the scene to determine what exploded, Radus said. Investigators later found another Improvised Explosive Device and “rendered it safe,” police said.

Fullerton detectives expect to pursue charges against the 59-year-old man, police said.

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