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A man arrested in Somerset after the discovery of a suspected explosive device in Warmley in South Gloucestershire has been released on bail.
Police were called to Kenmoor Close on Saturday after suspicious items were found in a shed. 80 homes were evacuated for five hours.
The army detonated one device safely nearby while other items were taken for examination.
Resident Josie Marshall was about to get in the bath when the police asked her to leave her home and move to a safer spot.
Meanwhile, resident Steve Nicholls had just returned from holiday when he was asked to gather at a nearby supermarket cafe.
The residents of eighty homes had to be moved out to safety as explosives experts was drafted in to blow up what's described as a suspicious item at a house.
Part of Warmley near Bristol was cordoned off. People were told to gather at a nearby supermarket cafe or relocate to the homes of family or friends.
A man's been arrested in Somerset in connection with the incident.
A man has been arrested following a controlled explosion of a suspicious item in Warmley, South Gloucestershire.
About 80 homes were evacuated yesterday afternoon while the Army carried out a controlled explosion on the device, which was found at an address in Kennmoor Close, Warmley.
The man was arrested in Somerset and is currently being questioned by police.
Around 80 homes were evacuated after a suspicious device was found at a property in South Gloucestershire.
The Army carried out a controlled explosion on the device, which was found at an address in Kennmoor Close, Warmley.
Avon and Somerset Police said a resident informed them that suspicious items had been found yesterday afternoon.
Residents stayed with local family and friends or went to the cafe at the nearby ASDA supermarket.
The Army carried out a controlled explosion on one of the items in nearby Barrs Court Park, police said.
Police are continuing their investigations on the scene today but they say there is no need for any further evacuation at this stage and residents do not need to worry.