Florida officials find 2 pounds of explosives inside pumpkin

Florida officials find 2 pounds of explosives inside pumpkin
The Starke Police Department is investigating after two pounds of explosive materials were found inside of a pumpkin behind Tractor Supply Company on Wednesday afternoon. (wftv.com)

STARKE, Fla. — Two pounds of explosive materials were found inside of a pumpkin behind a Tractor Supply Company on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

According to Action News Jax in Jacksonville, the pumpkin was found directly below power lines near South Walnut Street in Starke.

Police said Starke Fire Engine 1, Bradford County Rescue and Bradford County Fire assisted with making the area safe.

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*********Update********** The Starke Police Department would like to thank the Alachua County Sheriff's Office Bomb...

Posted by Starke Police Department on Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The Alachua Bomb Squad also responded to dispose of the explosive threat, the station reported.

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