Bomb squad removes device from Englewood mailbox

This homemade device was found in a homeowners' mailbox Monday morning,
This homemade device was found in a homeowners' mailbox Monday morning,(Provided)
Updated: May. 24, 2021 at 3:53 PM EDT
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ENGLEWOOD, Fla. (WWSB) - The Sarasota Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad removed a bomb from a homeowner’s mailbox in Englewood Monday morning, authorities said.

According to a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman, deputies got a call at 2:35 a.m., from a home on Winson Avenue, reporting the sound of multiple gunshots. The caller then went outside and found an explosive device in his mailbox.

The resident that owns the mailbox asked to not be a part of this story for their safety, and other residents in the neighborhood said something like this is unusual in the area.

“Down here in Englewood, it’s just lowkey,” one resident said. “They roll up the streets at eight o’clock around here.”

Deputies arrived and located what appears to be a homemade device in the mailbox and on the roadway. Members of the hazardous devices unit extracted all of the items and conducted a post-blast investigation.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

No charges have been filed so far in the investigation.

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