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2012 busy year for explosive disposal team

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Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton says 2012 was a very active year for the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team.

The team, which works in partnership with Missoula County, received 36 calls for explosive devices last year, which Dutton says is a significant number of calls.  He says the team receives funding from a Department of Homeland Security Grant.  Dutton says the largest incident the team dealt with this past year was capturing a man in the belt area who was throwing pipe bombs out of his car.

Dutton says, "You had a crime scene that was 40 some miles long and stretched through 3 counties.  So substantial amount of area.  We were well pleased to go up and help with that."

Dutton says although their jobs are labor intensive, the explosive team performed well over the year.


Story by Charlie Misra, Beartooth NBC.
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