Explosive found in pre-fab apartment

Czech police on Tuesday uncovered an unspecified amount of penthrite, a powerful and potentially deadly explosive, in a prefab apartment in Velké Hamry, North Bohemia; the news was revealed by Security Forces General Inspection spokeswoman Radka Sandorová. According to sources, officers rushed into the house to arrest a local resident, a policeman himself. Fire fighters, meanwhile, evacuated 30 people from the seven-story building and closed off surrounding areas. Those evacuated from the site were given refuge at the local town hall. Penthrite (Pentaerythritol tetranitrate) has a white crystalline appearance and is used to make fuses, detonators, and small bombs.

Author: Jan Velinger