Dead, 3 Hurt In Suspicious Explosion At Southern California Office Complex

Emergency services attending the explosion in Aliso Viejo

Explosion at Aliso Viejo Medical Building was initially thought to be a vehicle slammed into the building.

"At this point, we do not believe this was an accident", said Paul Delacourt, special agent in charge of the FBI's field office in Los Angeles. "We're going to take each precaution doable earlier than we go in".

In a news conference Tuesday night, Orange County Sheriff's Department Commander Dave Sawyer said it was unclear whether the explosion was intentional or accidental.

"It's terrible, it's a tragedy", Orange County Fire Authority spokesman Tony Bommarito told ABC News. They said they believe the explosion came from inside the building, Bommarito said, since the doors and windows on the bottom floor were "blown out".

But while a law enforcement source told CNN that the explosion may have been detonated on objective, the Orange County Sheriff's Department did not confirm the information unnamed sources were providing to the media.

After the explosion, bomb squad investigators arrived on the scene to search for more unsafe devices, while children at a nearby day care were evacuated.

A sheriff's official said late Tuesday that no specific device had been found.

The identity of the female victim killed has not been released. She and the three injured were likely in close proximity to the explosion, Sawyer said.

"And the ground shook", he said. Investigators are interviewing the three injured.

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"When I was playing outside I heard the big crash, I thought it was a garbage truck but it was a building that smashed", 6-year-old Kingston Dik told KNBC-TV.

Officials said the blast appeared to be an intentional act caused by a package that specifically targeted the office where the explosion occurred. "While the ground was shaking.my body jolted and my head hit the wall".

Nothing indicates there were any threats made before the blast, which appeared to be concentrated in a suite on the first floor of the building, Sawyer said.

Bommarito said one of the injured people suffered from smoke inhalation, but the extent of the other victims' injuries was unknown.

Shin said he and others hurried down the stairs to get out of that building, and saw "two holes in the wall" of the medical facility. There is no specific person that authorities are searching for right now, he added.

Orange County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Carrie Braun says investigators worked through the night and were still at the scene Wednesday morning.

There's no "initial indication" of terrorism right now, Mike Gifford, an Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman in Los Angeles, said, though authorities will continue to investigate possible terrorism out of caution.

Neighbors of Krajnyak said that she and her husband were separated but still living in the same house.

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