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Seattle police: don't recycle explosives

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SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle police have found it necessary to issue this guidance on recycling homemade explosives: don't do it.

Police say workers at a recycling facility in the Delridge neighborhood called for help Tuesday after finding that someone had tried to recycle a cardboard box packed with a homemade explosive.

Patrol officers evacuated everyone from the facility and called for bomb squad detectives, who dismantled the explosive. It was made out of fireworks.

If you need help disposing of leftover explosives, ammunition or firearms, police say just call their non-emergency phone line.

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