- Associated Press - Monday, June 5, 2017

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) - Police cordoned off part of downtown Mitchell while they determined how best to dispose of unexploded fireworks left in a trash can.

Authorities say an individual had used a number of fireworks to create a larger explosive which was left in a garbage can. Police say the individual did not intend to harm anyone and thought the garbage can was the best place to get rid of it.

Sgt. Joel Reinesch tells The Daily Republic (https://bit.ly/2rKnEWG ) the garbage can also had a lot of cigarette butts which could potentially ignite the device. So police asked the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation for advice on how to neutralize the threat. Local firefighters watered down the can and moved the explosive to a smaller container, then took it out of the city.

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Information from: The Daily Republic, https://www.mitchellrepublic.com


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