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Police: Airplane parts mistaken for explosives found in Spanish Lake

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By Sarah Heath By Sarah Heath

(KMOV) -- Police are allowing Spanish Lake residents to return to their homes after determining the items found in a box were not explosives Tuesday evening. 

According to a St. Louis Police, bomb technicians were called to a home on the 1400 block of Twillman after a wooden box was thought to have contained "dilapidated" dynamite. 

The box labeled "1954" was actually filled with older airplane parts and no actual explosive devices were located. 

The property was being cleaned after the owner, an elderly man, had died. The man's neice told News 4 he was a pilot.

Spanish Lake authorities along with St. Louis County bomb technicians arrived on scene and determined the explosives were not considered dangerous 

More than two-dozen homes within a 300 yard perimeter were evacuated as a precaution but were given the all-clear a short time later. 

 

 

 

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