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BRIEF: Explosive Device

| May 6, 2021 1:00 AM

It’s not every day you find a glass jar filled with four half-sticks of dynamite.

But that’s exactly what a Boundary County family found in an old shed late last month. Allison Sandlin’s son found the jar in an old shed, the dynamite covered in white crystals, a sign that they were leaking nitroglycerin. He carried the jar to a hillside away from the residence before Sandlin contacted the Boundary County Sheriff’s Office.

Boundary County Sheriff’s Det. Dave McClelland responded to a call and stayed on the scene until the Spokane Bomb Disposal Unit arrived. The bomb disposal unit used a robot to transport the jar to a hole a safe distance away where they used C-4 plastic explosives to detonate the jar.

There were no injuries or damage to the property.