Explosives found in car caused Highway 95 to shut down

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Updated: 9/18/2013 12:42 pm
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.

Stay with News 4 for updates.


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sigismondheil - 9/18/2013 2:23 PM
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sigismondheil - 9/18/2013 2:22 PM
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Adam. I agree that Leslie`s st0ry is surprising... I just received a top of the range Land Rover Range Rover when I got my cheque for $5407 this last five weeks and more than 10 grand lass-month. it's definitly the most financially rewarding I have ever done. I actually started 9-months ago and straight away began to earn at least $81, p/h. you can find out more http://www.wep6.com Go to website and click Home tab for more details. ?????????????????????????

b44znv - 9/17/2013 4:10 PM
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Second explosion. Traffic still being rerouted on backstreets.

agapepatty - 9/17/2013 1:03 PM
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Intentional explosion, but we don't know what or where the explosion took place. Since we did have some warning of the intentional explosion, we know that it was a controlled situation. There were two bombs, by the way. No one has been hurt (that we know of).

bearbumper - 9/17/2013 11:14 AM
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Just FYI: The Esmeralda County Sheriff's Office is rerouting travelers around the issue!
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