The bomb squad was called to a Hopedale residence on Thursday to defuse what they believed to be dynamite. When the bomb squad sprayed diesel fuel on the dynamite to deactivate it, it started to break down, leading to the establishment of a landing zone amd a helicopter being placed on stand by. The bomb squad eventually discovered that the dynamite was a prop with authentic packaging and that there was no immediate danger. Residents are advised to contact local authorities if they ever face a similar situation.

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