Death Probe Leads to Cotswold Neighborhood Evacuation on March 17, 2014

From The Charlotte Observer by Steve Lyttle, March 18, 2014

Residents of a Cotswold-area neighborhood are back in their homes Tuesday morning after being evacuated for 12 hours following the discovery of apparent explosive devices in the residence of a dead man.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say the investigation is continuing into what exactly happened at a house in the 1000 block of Sharon Amity Road, near Randolph Road in southeast Charlotte.

They said officers were called shortly before 3 p.m. to the house after a man’s body was discovered by a friend. Police have not released the identity of the man or the cause of death.

While officers were in the house, they reported finding “suspicious items” that appeared to be homemade explosive devices.

Police evacuated nearby homes for safety reasons and called in the Bomb Squad. Investigators said the suspicious-looking devices were moved to another location.

Residents were permitted back into their homes about 4 a.m., and nearby roads were reopened. Police say the area is safe now.

Police ask that anyone with information in the case contact detectives at 704-432-TIPS or leave information with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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