Decades-old dynamite found in shed

AUBURNDALE, Fla. (AP) - Officials say bomb technicians have safely disposed of decades-old dynamite found in a shed behind a vacant central Florida home.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office reports that a family member of the Auburndale home's recently deceased owner was clearing out the shed Tuesday night when the dynamite was discovered. A spokeswoman says the explosives appeared to be at least 40 years old.

The Tampa Bay Regional Bomb Team responded Wednesday. They found several boxes containing DuPont "ditching dynamite" and electric blasting caps. The materials were safely destroyed.