Dynamite removed from old warehouse building in Cleveland, Oklahoma

Posted at 3:48 PM, Jun 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-04 18:08:33-04

CLEVELAND, Okla. - Officials say the Oklahoma Highway Patrol bomb squad has removed dynamite and explosive devices from an abandoned warehouse in Cleveland, Okla.

A total of 14 sticks of dynamite, some blasting caps and detonator cord were found by the building's owner and that's when the Cleveland Police Department called OHP for some help.

The OHP Bomb Squad was called in to get rid of the explosives.

Cleveland Police Chief Clint Stout confirmed the find and said the dangerous situation was curtailed in a matter of a couple of hours. Authorities had everyone in the immediate vicinity of E. Cherokee and S. Jordan in the town evacuated as a precautionary measure.

Chief Stout said someone was cleaning out the building that "has been there since the beginning of time," and found the explosive materials. Experts say the older the dynamite the more unstable it could be.

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