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Bomb Squad Called In To Handle Mysterious Box Of Ammunition Found At Social Services Agency Office In Oxnard

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 12:58am

Oxnard Police, firefighters, and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad were all called out to deal with the discovery of a suspicious box at a social service agency in Oxnard, which was discovered to be full of live ammunition.

The box was discovered just after nine a.m. today, at the Community Action of Ventura County office, on the 600 block of Richmond Avenue in Oxnard.  Oxnard Police, and firefighters evacuated the building, and a portion of Richmond Avenue was closed.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad was called to the scene, and determined it contained live ammunition.  Monica Munoz, with the Oxnard Police department, says it was old ammunition.  The ammunition was safely removed the from the scene, and the neighborhood was back to normal just after 11 a.m.

Investigators think the ammunition was part of some boxes of donated items dropped off at the organization’s Ventura homeless shelter, and then it was inadvertently moved to the Oxnard office, where staff noticed it was suspicious in nature.  They don’t think it was an intentional incident where someone was trying to cause harm.

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