Dynamite found in Altamonte Springs home

Dynamite found in Altamonte Springs home

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ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

An explosives team with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office has secured and removed dynamite from an Altamonte Springs home.

Altamonte Springs police officers and Seminole County sheriff's deputies closed off several streets in response to explosive device found inside a home in the 600 block of Greenbriar Blvd.

"They determined it looked like some possible explosive inside," said one officer at the scene.

Officials soaked the explosives in diesel fuel to make it less volatile.   They removed it from the home and transported it to a Geneva gun range, where it was destroyed.

Firefighters were on the scene while an explosives team removed the dynamite.  At least six nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution.

Alannah Welch says her mother contacted her while she was still in school. 

"My mom texted me.  I was in the middle of class, and she texted me that we were going to get out of our home, and I was scared," she said.  "I called her and was freaking out, and she said there was a bomb threat."

It is still unclear who the explosives belong to and how authorities were notified of its presence.  FOX 35 is attempting to confirm whether there is any criminal wrongdoing or if there will be any forthcoming charges related to the discovery of the dynamite.

 

 

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