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Sheriff’s Bomb & Arson Respond to Construction Site in Victorville

UPDATE @ 12:35 PM- Authorities announced the device found was a dummy round.

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com)- Authorities were dispatched to the 14900 block of Hopland Street after a suspected explosive device was unearthed.

Sergeant Mario Juarez with the Victorville Sheriff’s Station told Victor Valley News the device was found as construction crews began digging to build a new home.

The device is believed to be an old explosive used by the military personnel. A military specialist said the device has a potential of exploding up to 100 feet.

“It seems to have been there for a very long time, we want to take every precaution to ensure the safety of the residents here,” Sgt. Juarez said.

(Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)

The Sheriff’s Bomb & Arson division have been called to the construction site. Homes in the immediate area have been evacuated as a precaution.

Authorities at the scene confirmed Challenger School of Sports & Fitness is not in the impacted area.

Information will be updated as it becomes available.

A Sheriff’s patrol unit blocked traffic at Hopland Street and Cahuenga Road.
(Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)
Construction site. (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)

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