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Detroit — Officials have identified a suspect after an explosive injured a man early Sunday in a vacant field near a hidden marijuana growing operation.

The 28-year-old victim stepped on the bomb around 5 a.m. in a vacant field near Florida and Panama streets on the city’s west side, Officer Dan Donakowski said.

“He was walking, heard some loud explosions and felt pain,” Donakowski said.

The man was hospitalized Sunday in temporary serious condition, police said.

The suspect is accused of planting multiple booby traps around his home to protect a large marijuana growing operation, Donakowski said.

He is cooperating with authorities but was not in custody as of Monday morning, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

“We are looking into it but no charges are filed at this time,” ATF spokesman Donald Dawkins said. “We’re working with Detroit police on the case.”

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