Cue the conspiracy theories! Pulaski County authorities say a deer hunter found a cache of explosives along a trail in the Mark Twain National Forest in Pulaski County, Missouri. Sheriff Ron Long says in a news release the hunter found the explosives Saturday on a jeep trail where he normally camps and called 911.
“When arriving at the scene, the responding deputy was able to verify that the items were explosives and secured the area. The Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit (EOD) from Fort Leonard Wood was dispatched to the scene, along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s EOD Unit and the Waynesville Rural Fire Department,” said Long.
A bomb disposal unit from Fort Leonard Wood responded to the scene along with sheriff’s deputies and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers. Long says the explosives were detonated at the site because they were too volatile to move. A small fire after the detonation was extinguished without further damage.
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