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More Details on Explosive Materials Found in Redding Home

More Details on Explosive Devices Found in Redding Home

Posted: Feb. 16, 2018 6:38 PM

Redding, Calif -- Authorities are still working to identify the explosive material found in the back yard of a Redding couple’s home on Haitt Drive.
As of Friday, police say the material is similar to C-4, which is a very dangerous plastic explosive, used by the military and illegal for civilians to possess.
What no one seems to know - and investigators are not saying, is how that material got into Rusty and Mary Ruth McAlexander's back yard.
Action News Now spoke to Mr. McAlexander who confirmed the explosive material was found underneath a lawnmower, and inside a toilet in the backyard.
That's after receiving an anonymous note warning him of the danger.
The Shasta County Bomb Team removed the explosive material.
In a press release, the Redding Police Department said they do not believe the explosives were intended to harm anyone.
but, what they were intended for, investigators are not saying.
We wanted to know just what is C-4 and how dangerous is it?
According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive, just a small amount of C-4 could potentially kill several people.

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