A truck exploded in an employee parking lot at John Wayne Airport on Tuesday morning, sending one person to a hospital in critical condition. A preliminary investigation indicated a suicide attempt and not an act of terrorism, authorities said.
Orange County sheriff’s deputies responded to the lot at 7:30 a.m. to find a truck with extensive damage from a propane tank explosion, the Sheriff’s Department said. The roof was dislodged and windows were blown out, authorities said.
A man who is not an employee of the airport was taken to a hospital. No one else was hurt.
Authorities said they don’t believe the incident was in any way related to the airport.