By westernunioncountyscoop.com, a news content partner of the Observer
Sheriff’s deputies serving an eviction notice Monday in Waxhaw found a fake bomb made of Play-Doh and wires, prompting them to call in a local bomb squad and federal authorities.
The foreclosed house on Dunsmore Lane was vacant. Upon finding the device in an upstairs room, deputies evacuated the home and called Waxhaw Police.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Bomb Squad were called in to investigate. Over 30 homes in the immediate area were evacuated.
A bomb squad technician soon determined the device was fake. There’s no word yet on whether anyone will face charges.