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Bomb Found in Tallahassee Has Been Detonated, Area Declared Safe

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Posted at 9:49 PM, Nov 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-16 22:43:25-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Tallahassee Police Department said a team out of Panama City has detonated the World War II style bomb discovered near West Madison Street on Wednesday.

TPD said that between 9:20 p.m. to 9:25 p.m, the 325th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Flight out of Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City detonated the bomb. 

The team has declared the area safe for residents to return to their homes and businesses.

To set off the bomb, the team dug out a deep hole and covered the bomb with the dirt to lessen the impact of the blast and stop any loose fragments.

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4:15 PM

Tallahassee police said that they were called to Madison Street, after a construction crew found a possible World War II style bomb.

The Tallahassee Police Department said that they were called to West Madison Street on Wednesday after a construction crew told them that they have found a possible World War II style bomb while working in the area. 

An initial investigation from TPD's Bomb Team appeared to show that the object could be an actual bomb.

They said that the Eglin Air Force Base is being consulted for their expertise in the matter. 

TPD has blocked off Gay and Gaines Streets, and are evacuating the apartment complexes in that area. TPD is asking citizens to avoid the area as they work to determine the nature of the device and neutralize it if needed.