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Illegal fireworks recovered from KCK home that prompted closure of streets

Posted at 6:19 PM, Mar 19, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Several streets in Kansas City, Kansas, were closed for several hours Tuesday while the KCKPD Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit secured a home where a large amount of explosive materials were found.

The explosive ordinance experts secured the materials and the street was reopened about 7 p.m.

Police earlier closed streets from the 7300 block through the 7600 block of Riverview Avenue.

The explosive materials found in the home were consistent with those used to make fireworks, police said.

KCKPD evacuated homes in the area as a precaution.

The explosives were discovered after police responded to the 7400 block of Riverview Avenue on an armed disturbance.

The disturbance may have begun outside the house and moved inside.

Police said a woman was taken into custody without incident, and as officers searched the home, the explosives were found.