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    Unattended Explosives Found at Camp Pendleton Triggered Evacuation, Marine Corps Says

    Unattended Explosives Found at Camp Pendleton Triggered Evacuation, Marine Corps Says

    Packaged explosives were found unattended in an office building at Pendleton, California, on Wednesday, triggering a temporary evacuation of the area. No one was hurt, the Marine Corps told Military.com on Friday.

    The material — which was not specifically identified by the service — was removed by explosive ordnance experts after the discovery. EOD officials disposed of the explosives, and the office building was deemed safe for occupancy afterward.

    The discovery of the explosives occurred during the routine installation of information technology equipment in the building. An investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, or , was initiated and remains ongoing.

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    “The safety of our staff and students is a top priority,” Marine Corps spokesman Maj. Joshua Pena told Military.com. “The command is in full cooperation with NCIS and is reviewing current processes and procedures to ensure future incidents like this do not occur.”

    It is unclear how the explosives ended up in the building or why they were unattended. Ordnance is typically kept under close observation and in secure areas where it can be monitored.

    In 2021, The Associated Press reported that thousands of firearms, including some explosives, were unaccounted for by the military. Some of those firearms were used in crimes.

    Two of the…

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