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Explosive device in Elk Grove neighborhood secured by bomb squad

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The crews at Modesto Fire Station No. 5 responded to 4,200 calls last year. Whether it be a fire engine, a police officer or an ambulance, if its lights and sirens are on, here are the basics for yielding to emergency vehicles.

Approximately a dozen homes in an Elk Grove neighborhood were evacuated after a possible explosive device was located in a residence Tuesday evening.

Officer Christopher Trim, Elk Grove Police Department spokesman, said officers were called to a residence in the 8800 block of Mandalay Way, south of Sheldon Road and west of Elk Grove Florin Road, regarding a report of an armed man who had possibly kidnapped his wife.

Officers found what appeared to be an explosive device inside the home, Trim said, and other homes in the area have been evacuated as a precaution.

Shortly after 9 p.m., police reported that officers had detained the husband and wife after stopping their vehicle on South Watt Avenue. Trim said officers had not determined whether the wife had been kidnapped.

Police reported about 10:40 p.m. that the device, which was found to be a live explosive, had been secured by the bomb squad and residents were being allowed to return to their homes.

Trim said other people were at the residence when the possible kidnapping occurred and officers are interviewing them.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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