GREEN, Ohio - The FBI held an improvised explosives demonstration at the Summit County Sheriff training facility. It is a way to train first responders to the dangers of improvised devices.
FBI Special Agent Vicki Anderson said that many of the chemicals used in the demonstration are made up of common household items. Anderson said it is important for law enforcement and first responders to know what to look for,
"Law enforcement may stop a vehicle that may contain some of the chemicals discussed here today. They may recognize the chemicals as common household items however if those items are mixed together accidentally or on purpose the effects could be dangerous," Anderson said.
"Also, when law enforcement execute search warrants the same concern could be present. Law enforcement and first responders are being trained on what chemicals and their quantity present an explosives concern and when to pass that information on to the FBI"
The demonstration was part of a three-day National Improvised Explosives Familiarization Training Course.
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