Explosive devices removed from Seymour home


A homemade explosive device found during a probation check on a person Thursday morning in Seymour was safely removed from the home and properly disposed of, police report.

A male at the home in the 800 block of South Lynn Street was cooperative and there was no immediate threat to the public at the time, according to a news release from Detective Sgt. C.J. Foster with the Seymour Police Department.

The incident began as Sgt. Ryan Huddleston and Officer Armando Pasillas assisted the Jackson County Probation Department with a probation search of the home at 11:22 a.m., Foster said.

During that search, the explosive device, a simulator trap whistling device and a simulator projectile ground burst device were found, he said. Officers cleared the area and made the immediate area safe.

Although two of the three items were training devices, they were still listed as explosive devices. One of the devices was comparable to approximately a half a stick of dynamite, Foster said.

The Columbus Police Department’s bomb squad, which has specialized training and equipment to deal with this type of situation, was called and responded to the home and safely removed and disposed of the devices, he said.

No arrests were made.

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