Footlocker filled with explosives found

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By The Staff

Kingston police found an arsenal of explosives in a home at 1461 Kingston Hwy. on Sept. 10.

According to the offense report, a woman notified police there were possible explosive items in a home.

“Upon arrival, officer found a Dan Bolden on the scene, and he stated that his friend Neil Brown had told him of some explosives in the basement, but it was safe,” the report states.

Police said the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad and ATF were called to the scene.

“Knox County Bomb Squad Officer Alex Slate and ATF Agent Dennis Kennamer found a footlocker in the basement with 38 sticks of high explosives,” the report states.

Other items discovered, according to the report, included four boxes of blasting caps.

“ATF Agent Kennamer and KSO bomb squad officer Slate made all the explosive items safe,” the report said.

The report said Brown had died in Florida.

He was a former licensed explosive professional in Tennessee, according to the report.