Marines found with training explosives at mall



Salon Staff
April 6, 2012 6:54PM (UTC)

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Two Marines are in trouble after authorities say they took military training simulator explosives to a Southern California shopping mall, prompting an evacuation and a bomb squad rollout.

Redondo Beach police evacuated three stores Thursday night at the South Bay Galleria.

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Police say Marine Corps officials called police at around 8 p.m. to report that two active-duty Marines were driving a pickup truck and had explosives. Police say they found the Marines at the mall and they acknowledged having the explosives.

A Los Angeles County sheriff's officials found 10 artillery simulator training devices, which are similar to police "flash-bang" grenades.

The Marines are from the Twentynine Palms base about 180 miles away. They were taken into custody by Navy investigators.

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It's unclear why they were carrying the explosives.


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