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The surrounding homes in the North of the state of California in the area were evacuated on Thursday, after they found hundreds of military explosives, at the home of a 70-year-old man who died of apparently natural causes.
Investigators in Stockton, do not know how the man came to be in the possession of the bombs, a FOX 40 in Sacramento reported.
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After the conquest by Stockton police and an ambulance at about 9:10 a.m., a police bomb squad, and personnel from Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield responded to the scene, the station reported.
“They just left about an hour ago, but because of the many types of devices that are still in the house, and she had to go back and get a new staff,” Stockton police officer Joe Silva told FOX 40’s on Thursday evening.
For more than 20 neighbouring properties were evacuated, and the residents have access to the Red Cross shelter set up at a local community center, and The Record of Stockton reported.
Street closures in the area were, in fact, according to a Stockton police department Facebook post.
The evacuations were precautionary, due to the high number of devices found at the scene, Silva said.
“You’ll have to look into each and every device, whether it’s live or not, and then figure out exactly how you’re going to have to move out of the home,” he told The Record.
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Authorities did not immediately know if the man who died had served in the military, or if anyone else lived in the house, according to the newspaper.
A neighbor, Dale Boyd, and described the man who died, as well as a pleasant man who has never caused a problem.” But Boyd said he did not know that the man is very good, The Record reported.