Evacuations ordered after man reports his brother donated dynamite to Layton DI


UPDATE: Officials said no credible threat was found. The store remained closed Saturday night.


LAYTON, Utah (ABC4 News) – Evacuations have been ordered at a Layton Deseret Industries building due to a donation of possible hazardous material.

A call came in to dispatch at 12:50 p.m. when a man called and told them his brother had accidentally donated dynamite to the Layton Desert Industries store, then hung up, according to police.

Police said they are trying to call the person back, but have not received a response.

Layton police and fire departments are on-scene, as well as bomb dogs from Hill Air Force Base.

The structure is being searched, but police say nothing has been found.

Police are working to determine if this threat is real or a hoax and ask the public to avoid the area.

No injuries have been reported and officials say only the DI has been affected.


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