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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –   Albany Marine Corps Logistics Base workers found military explosive materials in a Marine vehicle inside the base Friday afternoon.

Base officials are investigating where the explosives came from, but say no one was ever in danger.

The two 6-inch long tubes of C-4 explosives were found in a high back Humvee that had recently been brought to the base from overseas, possibly Iraq.

Marines say it takes an electrical charge and other explosive materials to set off C-4. Marines commonly are equipped and use C-4 in combat. 

"Especially in the infantry. It's commonly used in the manner in which it was found. A little tube, about 6 inch piece, wrapped in tape," said 1st Lt. Kyle Thomas.

Ammunition technicians took the C-4 to a bunker where explosives are stored at the base.

Base officials are tracking the vehicle to find out where the explosives came from.

 

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