Vacant home demolished after bomb making materials found

HUGO, OK -- Police and the ATF are still looking for the suspects, allegedly, living in a drug house where bomb making materials were found earlier this month.

Monday that house was torn down.

Earlier this month Hugo Police found blasting caps and numerous other bomb making materials in a vacant home at 211 East Bluff Street. Monday, a demolition crew tore down the home as neighbors breathed a sigh of relief.

"It's a glorious day," said one neighbor.

Neighbors, who didn't want to be identified because they're fearful for their safety, say the home became a drug haven two years ago and they were constantly threatened by the occupants.

The ATF is currently testing the materials found at the house, in their lab.

"Outside of the laboratory analysis agents are still actively conducting their investigation in conjunction with the police department there," said ATF Public Information Officer Russ Morrison.

Neighbors say they knew it was a drug house and had been threatened by the people inside, but had no idea that there were bomb making materials inside.

They're thankful to local law enforcement for actions that they say, may have saved their lives.

"They have been very good to answer whatever they could and to reassure us that everything is going to be okay," said a neighbor.

No arrests have been made at this point and the ATF says the investigation is ongoing.

"All leads at this time are being pursued," said Morrison.

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