Bomb squad called to Spencer home

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SPENCER, Okla. - A bomb squad was called to a Spencer home Monday night.

Explosive sounds rang out as the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office bomb squad tried to open a suspicious device inside a storm shelter on N.E. 28th St.

"It was an old military-style explosives box with some wires coming out of it, so we pulled back," said Spencer Police Chief Allen Lane.

Neighbors watched as officers tried to find out what was inside.

"Shooting the package with a water cannon. They went down and inspected it," Lane said.

What they found was not one, but two military boxes turned into some type of alarm system.

"The gentleman who was here passed about 5 years ago, so we're thinking this was just some project he may have left behind," Lane said.

An initially alarming situation the neighborhood will not forget.

"It's been my experience here in Spencer that this is an extremely rare situation," Lane said.

Lane said the device was found by the man's widow and her caretaker.

Officers also found 20 pounds of black powder in the bunker.

They are disposing of that.

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