Police: Man set off explosive inside Chinese restaurant in West Philly

Police are investigating after they say a man set off an explosive device at a West Philadelphia restaurant early Monday morning.

The incident occurred around 1:15 a.m. at New Asia Restaurant on the 4500 block of Lancaster Avenue.

Police say the suspect entered the restaurant and set off a device believed to be an M-500 or M-1000 improvised, injuring a 19-year-old male.

The victim was transported to Penn Prebysterian Medical Center, where he is listed in stable condition. No other injuries were reported.

No arrests have been made at this time. This is an ongoing investigation.

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