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Ammo, explosives detonated in Vancouver after being found in storage locker

Police said a person was cleaning out a dead relative’s storage locker when they happened upon the materials, which included what is believed to be dynamite.

Dynamite believed to be among items discovered in deceased relative's locker, police say

Police taped off Jones Park in East Vancouver as they worked to 'neutralize' a cache of explosives and ammunition found in a storage locker. (Meera Bains/CBC)

Police have safely neutralized explosives after a box of old ammunition was found in a storage locker in East Vancouver on Thursday. 

In a statement, police said officers were called to an apartment building near the corner of Victoria Drive and East 37th Avenue at around 2 p.m. PT after the discovery.

Police said a person was cleaning out a deceased relative's locker when they happened upon the materials, some of which was believed to be dynamite.

Due to the age and condition of the dynamite, the bomb squad was called in and they took the haul to nearby Jones Park to "neutralize" the materials.

"Everything went as planned," police later said in a tweet.

Victoria Drive from East 36th Avenue to East 41st Avenue was temporarily closed as a result.

Neighbours were not at risk, police added.

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