Dynamite found on Las Vegas street

Nov. 27, 2012 at 3:12 PM

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- After three sticks of dynamite were found in a bag left on a downtown Las Vegas street, traffic was rerouted and local residents were evacuated, police said.

Authorities closed 15th Street in the city Monday night after a building security guard saw a person drop a suspicious-looking bag onto the sidewalk, and flagged down a passing patrol car, the Las Vegas Sun reported Tuesday.

"They were just left in a bag," police Lt. Dan Zehnder said of the dynamite sticks. "Witnesses said it looked like a vagrant dropped it off."

The dynamite sticks were not wired to explode, authorities said.

No arrests had been made.

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