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Monday, January 14, 2013

'Boom' Mystery Solved

Police think they have solved the mystery of the loud boom in Chautauqua County on Sunday evening.

They say a 20-year-old man was in a ravine in Busti when he mixed three six-pound boxes of Tannerite together and shot it with a rifle, which caused the explosion.

Tannerite is used by shooting clubs to provide explosions for their participants in large-scale weaponry demonstrations or other events. The recommended amount to use during target practice is half a pound.

No charges have been filed against the 20-year-old.

This YouTube video shows what a 12-pound Tannerite explosion looks like:

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