Police investigate possible explosives at Altamonte Springs home

Home inspector reported seeing explosives in vacant home, authorities say

Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:44:16 AM EST   Updated On: Sep 12 2013 06:09:50 PM EDT
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. -

Evacuations were ordered in a Seminole County neighborhood on Thursday afternoon after possible explosive devices were found in a home.

Altamonte Springs police said they were sent to a home on Green Briar Boulevard just before 3 p.m. after a home inspector reported seeing a box of explosives inside of the vacant home.

A battalion chief said a wooden box with "Explosives" written on it was found. Officials said the explosives were old with a 1968 date written on the packaging.

Police said the explosive disposal team soaked the items for an hour to make it less volatile. Afterwards, the explosives would be taken away from the home with a motor escort.

Six surrounding homes were evacuated as a precaution. Two bus routes were redirected up the street because of Thursday's incident.

Altamonte Springs police and Seminole County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating. Firefighters were on standby as the scene cleared after 5:30 p.m.

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