ALISO VIEJO, Calif.- The Latest on a deadly detonation at a Southern California office building( all times local ):
12: 04 p.m.
A neighbor of a California man arrested in connection with the investigation of a deadly explosion says his friend spoke fondly about the blast victim, who he had dated.
Steven Young of Long Beach says 59 -year-old Stephen Beal is helpful, never visibly angry and spoke often of 48 -year-old Ildiko Krajnyak( IL-di-koh KRY-nyak ), a cosmetologist killed when a device explosion Tuesday at her day spa in Orange County.
The FBI announced Thursday that Beal was apprehended on distrust of possessing an unregistered destructive device after his home was searched in connection with the explosion investigation. The FBI stressed that Beal has not been charged with involvement in the blast.
Young says he never met Krajnyak but Beal spoke about visiting, going to dinner and taking trips with her.
The neighbor says Beal’s wife had died and he seemed to be happy to have found somebody to connect with.
Beal’s son, Nathan, says his father and Krajnyak had recently broken up.
10: 50 a.m.
The brother of a woman who was killed when an detonation rocked a California medical office build tells she had just left her native Hungary days before the blast.
Laszlo Krajnyak( KRY-nyak) told The Associated Press on Thursday that his younger sister had left family members in Tiszaujvaros on Monday. The detonation resulted Tuesday.
His sister, 48 -year-old Ildiko Krajnyak( IL-di-koh KRY-nyak ), was a cosmetologist who ran a day spa in the building.
Nearly choking up at times, Laszlo Krajnyak said he had heard about the bombing on the news.
He said he had visited his sister for two weeks last month in order to help her with her business.
The son of a human arrested during an investigation of the explosion says his father had been in a relationship with Ildiko Krajnyak.
10: 20 a.m.
The son of a man arrested during an investigation into a deadly explosion in California says his father had been in a relationship with the woman killed in the blast but they lately broke up.
Nathan Beal told The Associated Press on Thursday that his father built athletic rockets fueled by a propellant that is legally available at specialty hobby shops.
The FBI said Stephen Beal was apprehended on suspicion of possession of an unregistered destructive device after a search of his Long Beach home. He has not been charged in matters relating to Tuesday’s explosion in Aliso Viejo.
Nathan Beal says it seems highly unlikely that his father had a destructive device. He believes federal agents may have found “motor suits made out of aluminum.”
8: 45 a.m.
A neighbor tells the man arrested during an investigation into a deadly explosion in Southern California was often watched working on big rockets on his lawn.
The FBI told Thursday that Stephen Beal was arrested on mistrust of possession of an unregistered destructive device after a search of his Long Beach home.
He has not been charged in matters relating to Tuesday’s explosion in Aliso Viejo.
Beal’s Facebook page proves many photos of him apparently lately traveling with the woman who was killed, 48 -year-old Ildiko Krajnyak( IL-di-koh KRY-nyak ), a cosmetologist who ran a day spa at the building hit by the blast.
His neighbor, Stuart Davis, said he often saw Beal and his adult son working on large rockets on their front lawn.
He said the son told him they built movie props.
6: 30 a.m.
The FBI says the investigation into a deadly house detonation in Southern California has led to the arrest of a man on mistrust of possession of an unregistered destructive device.
FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller tensions in a statement posted Thursday that the subject, 59 -year-old Stephen Beal of Long Beach, has not been charged in connection with Tuesday’s explosion.
Beal’s Facebook page displays many photos of him apparently lately traveling with the woman who was killed, 48 -year-old Ildiko Krajnyak( IL-di-koh KRY-nyak ), a cosmetologist who ran a day spa at the building hit by the blast.
Beal is expected to make an appearance in federal court Thursday afternoon.
Eimiller says no additional details will be provided until a federal criminal complaint is released.
9: 21 p.m.
Authorities are investigating whether a California woman killed in an explosion at the day spa that she owned was targeted.
Officials haven’t formally identified the body but told Wednesday they believe it is that of Ildiko Krajnyak( IL-di-koh KRY-nyak ), a licensed cosmetologist.
Investigators do not believe the Tuesday afternoon blast in the city of Aliso Viejo was an accident, and items that were maybe part of a bomb have been sent to an FBI lab. There have been no arrests.
Authorities declined to publicly say if they believe Krajnyak was the target, but one official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press she had been the intended recipient of an explosive package.
Two injured people are expected to survive after surgery and a third was treated at the scene.
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