Report of accidental dynamite donation prompts DI evacuation
Dec 7, 2019, 8:39 PM
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LAYTON, Utah — Crews evacuated a Deseret Industries building in Layton Saturday after a man called police to say his brother accidentally donated dynamite to the thrift store.
Possible hazardous material donated at Layton Deseret Industries. Building evacuated. Fire and Law Enforcement units on scene mitigating. Please avoid the area. No injuries and only the DI is affected at this time.
— Layton City (@LaytonPIO) December 7, 2019
Layton Police Lt. Travis Lyman said dispatchers received the call just before 1 p.m.
“Out of an abundance of caution” the Layton Fire Department evacuated the building, Lyman said.
Bomb-sniffing dogs from both Hill Air Force Base and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints searched the area around the store, 930 West Hillfield Road, Lyman said. The church owns Deseret Industries.
Later, the city of Layton tweeted that the investigation turned up nothing suspicious.
Emergency crews are finished at the Deseret Industries in Layton. Nothing suspicious was found.
— Layton City (@LaytonPIO) December 8, 2019
Police say the man who reported his brother “inadvertently” donated dynamite was somehow disconnected during the call. Lyman said police have been unable to reach him since for more information.
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