‘Lock-in’ ordered at schools, homes evacuated after explosive devices found in abandoned NH home

HINSDALE, N.H. (WHDH) - Multiple schools were placed on lock-in status and homes were evacuated after possible explosive devices were found in an abandoned home in Hinsdale, New Hampshire on Thursday.

Hinsdale police officers found grenade shells, powder, and fireworks in a home on Indian Acres Drive that was recently sold at an estate sale, officials said.

A contractor who was working with the home’s new owner found the items in the basement. Police say none of the devices were live. The home has since been secured.

Neighborhood residents were ordered out of their homes and students were not allowed outside while authorities investigated.

Students were released as normally scheduled. Those living on the front side of Indian Acres Drive near Apache Drive were temporarily kept away from their homes but they have since been allowed back into the neighborhood.

Police later destroyed the bombs.

An investigation is ongoing.

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