UPDATE - 10:52A - The FBI Las Vegas Division is now the lead agency in this investigation and says the explosive device was found and it was detonated during the render-safe process.
There is no continued threat to public safety and no known nexus to terrorism. The investigation is continuing.
UPDATE 9/18 - The highway has fully re-opened and now the FBI and ATF and investigating the explosives.
UPDATE - 3:09P - According to Nevada Highway Patrol, around 6:40 this morning, deputies from Esmeralda County were dispatched onto US 95 from a call of a road rage incident. Deputies made a traffic stop near the Esmeralda County Courthouse and made contact with the vehicle and its occupants who were detained and questioned.
When an inventory of the vehicle was conducted, a rifle and an undisclosed amount of explosives were found.
US 95 was then closed to protect the safety of the public. US 95 traffic has been diverted through the side streets of Goldfield.
The Esmeralda Courthouse, Esmeralda County Dispatch and other buildings within a 1500 ft radius of the vehicle with explosives were evacuated. The highway remains closed at this time and no word on when it will reopen.
GOLDFIELD, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- A bomb threat in Goldfield, Nevada has caused Highway 95 to shut down, according to Esmeralda County Sheriff's Office.
The Nellis Bomb Squad is en route. The county court house and the schools in the county have been evacuated.
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