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PRESS RELEASE: Lake Havasu City Bomb Squad Defuses Bomb

Posted on Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 12:07 PM

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a suspicious package located at a residence Sunday (6/18) evening.  At about 8:10 p.m. deputies responded to the 2100 block of E Mescalero Drive.  Dispatch advised that the reporting party said he recently got home and observed a suspicious package on his driveway.  Dispatch further advised the RP further said that he opened the package and the suspicious item looks like an M-80 and he doesn’t know if it’s a prank or not.  The RP was advised to stay clear from the device.  Upon arrival, deputies observed a package wrapped in red tape with a cylinder inside surrounded by crushed gravel.  The package was approximately 4 to 6 inches in width and 4 to 6 inches in length.  All neighboring houses were evacuated and a perimeter of approximately 100 yards was set in every direction.  Desert Hills Fire Department, Lake Havasu City Fire Department and Lake Havasu City Police Department responded and assisted.  Road closures were established to prevent the public from entering this area.  Lake Havasu City Police Department Bomb Squad responded and determined the device is not a fake bomb and was a real device.  Utilizing their bomb box, LHCPD Bomb Squad was able to deactivate the device.  Approximately 20 houses were evacuated and the residents were allowed to return to their homes at about 11:00 p.m.  This incident remains under investigation.

98 comments on “PRESS RELEASE: Lake Havasu City Bomb Squad Defuses Bomb”

  1. Chris Evans Chris Evans Reply

    calm down people, it’s probably just somebody’s idea of a prank. those are rocks and what looks like a large firecracker. is it stupid and dangerous, yes, but it’s unlikely to cause death or dismemberment. if it is an m80 or similar those were actually originally designed for the military to simulate incoming artillery fire for training purposes. it’s not like we are talking about actual high explosives. look at tannerite for example, it’s loud but not overly dangerous in normal quantities.

    • Chris Evans Chris Evans Reply

      judging the scale by what looks like a bath towel i’d say the rocks were probably just there to give it some mass so they could throw it further

  2. Frank Gross Frank Gross Reply

    Kinda it looks like a fake M80 and some rocks,,, not cool and not really bomb squad worthy,,, guess safety first after all someone would have light the fuse like firecracker stupid kids