Kentucky

State police defuse explosive in Danville

Residents of a Danville mobile home park were allowed to return after Kentucky State Police detonated an explosive device Friday, authorities said.

About 30 to 40 mobile homes were evacuated after 11:40 a.m. Friday in the Imperial Mobile Home Park on Baughman Avenue on the city's southeast side, Danville Assistant Police Chief Tom Bustle said.

Residents were allowed to return to their homes around 3:30 p.m., Bustle said.

The incident arose after police were called about a reported dispute between neighbors.

"One of the guys went back inside his trailer and wouldn't come to the door," Bustle said.

"His son let us in, and we had warrants on the guy and took him to jail, and then his son told us about some sort of explosive device," Bustle said.

Bustle described it as a "long, cylinder-type device with wires running down the side and taped down, and the ends are taped off."

The device was found inside the mobile home, and the Kentucky State Police bomb unit detonated it, according to a release from Danville police.

Police arrested David Lynn, 37, of Danville, on an outstanding warrant for driving on a suspended driver's license.

Lynn is charged with criminal possession of a destructive device or booby trap, and wanton endangerment, both felonies; and disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. He was lodged at the Boyle County jail without bond.

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