YARNELL, Ariz. — Yavapai County authorities say a bomb squad detonated 25 sticks of dynamite which two men found in a locked box and took to the sheriff’s substation in Yarnell after opening the box and seeing its contents.

Deputies put the box in the substation’s parking lot and evacuated the immediate vicinity Tuesday until the state Department of Public Safety bomb squad arrived and took the dynamite to a remote area for disposal.

The Sheriff’s Office says the two men found the box while hiking in the Skull Valley area and took it home, where they cut off the lock and saw sticks of dynamite.

The Sheriff’s Office says the dynamite’s origin isn’t known and that it’s best to just leave explosives where they’re found and to notify law enforcement officials.

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