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'Booby trap-type' explosives found in Stockton home during eviction, deputies say

The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office said one person was taken into custody, but his charges will depend on what deputies find in the home.

STOCKTON, Calif. — 7:30 p.m. update:

The area where several 'booby trap-style' explosives were found Wednesday has been rendered safe, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office.

Original Story:

San Joaquin County sheriff's deputies said they found several 'booby trap-style' explosives and other weapons while doing an eviction at a Stockton home.  

In a Facebook post, the sheriff's office said they found multiple explosives at a home along the 2100 block of Stewart Street in Stockton while serving a restraining order with a move-out order. 

“When they arrived to serve the involved party, he attacked our deputy, and so during the struggle, he was able to be detained and they were able to see several booby-trapped explosive devices around them,” said Sandra Mendez, spokesperson for the sheriff's office.

She added that several weapons were also in plain view in the home.

After the Explosive Ordnance Detonation (EOD) team arrived, Mendez said even more explosives and weapons were found. An exact number was not available, but Mendez said deputies found handguns, long guns, and an axe in addition to the explosives.

One person was taken into custody, but Mendez said he was taken to a hospital for medical clearance. Once released, he will be booked into the San Joaquin County Jail. Officials said charges will depend upon what's found in the home.

Deputies are continuing to ask people to avoid the area and have evacuated a whole block as the EOD team continues searching the home.



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