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Wichita Falls Bomb Threat Reveals Several Explosives

<font size=2> <P>The investigation continues into a device discovered Saturday afternoon at a Wichita Falls home.</P> <P>According to police, that discovery was a pipe bomb.</P> <P>But family members of the homeowner say that's not all that was found on the property of Constance Rhodes.</P></font>

This may look like a typical weekend yard sale, but at this Wichita Falls house at 1613 Deer Park Way, "typical" took an unusual turn Saturday afternoon after family members came across a strange looking device.

"We thought it was an oxygen tank. So he picked it up and we saw the ground wire around it. And we said that's not a tank. That's a bomb," say Caron Rhodes, the homeowner's grandson.

Caron says the bomb was actually found in the back yard in a far corner inside this storage shed.

It's where he says previous homeowner left lots of items.

Saturday afternoon, family members started cleaning out the shed to add it to the sale and that's when they made the explosive discovery.

But Caron says that's not all.

According to family members, a second pipe bomb was also found along with materials used to build a pipe bomb and about 600 rounds of M16 ammunition.

Wichita Falls police were quickly called out and quickly evacuated the neighborhood.

Bomb sniffing dogs from Sheppard Air Force Base searched the property and bomb squad members from Dnton diffused the danger.

That brings us back to Sunday morning, when the yard sale here resumed.

"We're just gonna keep cleaning and see if we find anything else," Rhodes says with a smile.

Wichita Falls police say the elderly homeowner had no idea the pipe bombs and other items were on the property.

But Saturday was not the first time an explosive device was discovered there.

According to family members, a live hand grenade was found there Thursday and turned over to police.

The Wichita Falls Fire Marshal's office is continuing its investigation on this case.

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