Starke police: Explosive materials found inside of pumpkin, bomb squad responding

Starke police: Explosive materials found inside of pumpkin, bomb squad responding
Two pounds of explosive material were found in a pumpkin in Starke on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (Photo shared by Starke Police Department)

STARKE, Fla. — The Starke Police Department is investigating after two pounds of explosive materials were found inside of a pumpkin behind Tractor Supply Company on Wednesday afternoon.

The pumpkin is directly beneath power lines, SPD said in a Facebook post.

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SPD said Starke Fire Engine 1, Bradford County Rescue and Bradford County Fire are all assisting with making the area safe.

The Alachua Bomb Squad is responding to dispose of the explosive threat.

We are currently out with approximately two pounds of an explosive material located behind the Tractor Supply. The...

Posted by Starke Police Department on Wednesday, October 14, 2020