BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) _ An 18-year-old man died early Monday after a firework exploded in his face in a Minneapolis suburb.

Reports says the incident was the first publicly reported death in Minnesota from fireworks this year. Police in Brooklyn Park responded to the scene around 1:30 a.m. Monday.

Officers say they found a man with severe wounds to his head and face, and a friend who was performing CPR on him. The man later died at a local hospital.

Minnesota fireworks fatalities are rare, although an Apple Valley man died in 2021 after he was hit by a firework. Before then, the last fireworks-related fatality in the state was in 2015.

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