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Santa Clarita Deputies Respond To Suspicious Package, Possible Explosive

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Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Deputies responded to a suspicious package Friday morning in Valencia.

Santa Clarita Deputies Respond To Suspicious Package, Possible Explosive


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Deputies were dispatched to Anza Drive at 8:53 a.m. and the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Bomb Squad were contacted at 9:20 a.m.

Related: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Releases Crime Reports

"As of right now it appears to be a blasting cap and it looks like it has already exploded," said Sgt. Derrick Ballentine of the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station. "There is no damaged but for safety sake, we're calling the Bomb Squad."


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A blasting cap is a small tube filled with detonating substances and is used to detonate high explosives, according to Dictionary.com.

The informant discovered the blasting cap on Wednesday but called the Sheriff's Station Friday morning, Ballentine said.

Updated at 11:56 a.m.

The blasting cap was detonated already and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Arson and Explosives Unit are en route to clean it up, Ballentine said. 

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Article: Santa Clarita Deputies Respond To Suspicious Package, Possible Explosive
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Jessica Boyer