Multiple Elkins buildings evacuated following dynamite discovery

ELKINS, W.Va. — Multiple buildings in Elkins were evacuated Wednesday afternoon after contractors renovating the Tygart Hotel discovered dynamite in the building.

Police officers and firefighters ordered the evacuation. Authorities also closed Davis Avenue between 2nd and 3rd streets.

The West Virginia State Police Explosives Response Team responded to the scene before 5 p.m. Officers recovered the dynamite and disposed of the explosives.

Authorities said they do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the public.

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