2 arrested in pipe bombs found at Cocoa home, causing evacuations

Schools voluntarily lockdown during investigation, police say

Published On: May 17 2013 11:37:31 AM EDT   Updated On: May 17 2013 05:48:41 PM EDT
COCOA, Fla. -

The Brevard County Sheriff's Office has arrested two people after they found pipe bombs in a Cocoa home, prompting evacuations in the neighborhood and school lockdowns.

Cocoa police said a tip led them to the home on Pineda Street just north of Dixon Boulevard, where they found several guns, an AK-47 clip and two pipe bombs, prompting officers to call Brevard County Sheriff's Office bomb squad.

Clarice Radcliff, 31, has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of an explosive device. Bryan Mark O'Halloran, 37, has been charged with possession of an explosive device.

"We received an anonymous call (Friday) morning. The renter allowed us in to search and the officers did locate a number of guns. As they were leaving they spotted what appeared to be two pipe bombs," said Barbara Matthews, spokeswoman for the Cocoa Police Department.

At approximately 3 p.m., the bomb squad successfully detonated both pipe bombs.

Two schools, Endeavor Elementary and Cambridge Elementary, were locked down as a precautionary measure, police said.

At least 10 homes were evacuated on Friday.

Video from the scene showed officers with guns drawn in the neighborhood.

Neighbors tell Local 6 the incident has them feeling nervous.

"Very disturbing, this is going to rock my whole sense of security of being able to go anywhere," said resident Vicki Partin.

The investigation is ongoing and more charges are pending.

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