Multiple agencies investigating illegal explosive manufacturing in Kansas

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TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Fire Marshal’s office and other federal and local fire and law enforcement agencies are investigating the illegal manufacturing of explosives in the Topeka area.

In a news release, the state fire marshal’s office says several individuals are being interviewed as part of the investigation. The release also says explosive devices, explosives, precursor materials, and equipment to manufacture illegal explosives have been seized.

The investigation, which is ongoing, already has resulted in charges being forwarded to multiple district courts for charging.

The agencies involved in the include the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the Topeka Fire Department Investigations Division, the Topeka Police Department, the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office’s bomb squad, and the Soldier Township Fire Department.

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