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Pasco County neighborhood evacuated for hours as bomb squad investigated suspicious object

Posted at 9:26 PM, Aug 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-14 11:19:13-04

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. -- Deputies investigated suspicious object at a Pasco County neighborhood Tuesday night.

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a suspicious object resembling "World War II weapons" on Miramar Street in New Port Richey.

A bomb squad was on scene for hours to check out the possible World War II weapons. Officers found no live weapons or ammunitions during their search.

It was later discovered that two teenagers had entered a deceased man's home and stole numerous inert war weapons and other collectibles. They were arrested by Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

Residents in the surrounding area were evacuated for hours before being allowed to go back home.