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Santa Monica teen arrested for homemade explosives

A 16-year-old boy was arrested after police found two homemade explosives devices in his apartment in Santa Monica on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.

May 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A 16-year-old boy was arrested after police said they found two homemade explosives devices in his apartment on the 1100 block of 12th Street in Santa Monica.

Police were conducting a probation search at the apartment Wednesday around 11 p.m. when they discovered the devices.

A special weapons team and the Los Angeles County Fire Department were called to the scene.

All apartment residents were briefly evacuated as a precaution.

The explosives were removed, rendered safe and destroyed in the front yard.