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Explosives Discovered In Putnam, Sheriff Says

A Philipstown man found more than 10 pounds of TNT while clearing a piece of land off Route 9.
A Philipstown man found more than 10 pounds of TNT while clearing a piece of land off Route 9. Photo Credit: File

PUTNAM, N.Y. -- A Philipstown man found a batch of explosives and blasting caps Sunday in a wooded area on Route 9, according to Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith.

The man, who owns the commercial lot, was clearing the property when he came across more than 10 pounds of trinitrotoluene (TNT) and blasting caps in an old trailer on the property, sheriff's officials said.

The explosives are believed to have been the property of the land's former owner, who owned a blasting company before he passed away, sheriff's officials said.

Responding Deputy Sheriff Alfred Pizzuto secured the scene and the Westchester County Police Bomb Squad responded to the location to safely remove and dispose of the items, sheriff's officials added.

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