Video: Sandy police seeking tips after explosion caught on camera Friday night

SANDY, Utah, Jan. 22, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — Sandy police investigators are trying to determine the source of an explosion which lit up the south end of the Salt Lake Valley late Friday night.

The brilliant flash of light, followed by a thunderous “boom,” happened a little after 11 p.m., and had heads whipping around from Sandy all the way to West Jordan.

Gephardt Daily photojournalist Monico Garza was on a rooftop balcony about four miles west of Sandy and had just finished taking pictures of the Moon when he saw and heard the blast. “I was just heading inside when I saw a flash on the east side. About 10 seconds later I heard the sound of an explosion and then people started freaking out about it on social media.”

Sandy PD tried to find the source of the reported blast but came up empty.

“Late last night/early this morning officers investigated the sound of an explosion in the area of 500 East 9000 South,” the Sandy Police Department tweeted Saturday afternoon.

“No injuries or damage was found. Anyone who witnessed the cause of this sound, call dispatch 801-799-3000.”


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