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FBI says chemicals that prompted neighborhood evacuation ‘commercially available’

Chemicals found in the garage of a northwest valley home Thursday night that prompted the evacuation of 60 homes in the area included sulfuric acid and other “commercially available” chemicals, an FBI spokesman said Friday morning.

Las Vegas police officers who on Thursday were checking on the welfare of a child at the home at the 7600 block of Adornment Court, near Buffalo Drive and Farm Road, discovered what authorities called a “suspicious substance.” No one was harmed in the incident, and no arrests were made. Officials said the substance wasn’t narcotics-related and wasn’t a threat.

Police took the chemicals “out to the desert and detonated them,” late Thursday, said David Staretz, an FBI spokesman. He declined to give further details, citing the ongoing investigation. Police referred all questions to the FBI.


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