The Ithaca Police Department, Ithaca Fire Department and Bangs Ambulance responded to reports of an explosion at about 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Ithaca Wegmans. According to the IPD, two people were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries as a result of an explosion near the front of the store.
According to a statement released by the IPD, the explosion occurred inside a can recycling machine. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation, but there were no indications of criminal involvement.
The explosion was contained to the immediate area, and the store remained open. Customers were diverted from the immediate area and to another entrance.