Man Taken into Custody for Alleged Illegal Explosives Possession

Downey, California A man was taken into custody after military explosives were found in his home forcing evacuations in the area. According to Downey police, officers were called to a residence after a report of a man armed with explosives.

Upon arrival they found multiple military-grade flares and souvenir-style grenades, which were determined to be inert.

Although the items were inert, nearby homes were evacuated, streets were shut down and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Bomb Squad was called in to conduct a larger search of the residence. The search turned up several pounds of propellant powders which were safely removed from the house.

The unidentified suspect was taken into custody for a mental evaluation.

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