Tygart Hotel Dynamite Incident

On the afternoon of June 29, contractors renovating the Tygart Hotel on Davis Avenue in Elkins discovered dynamite in the building and alerted authorities. Elkins Police Department and Elkins Fire Department investigated and ordered an evacuation of nearby buildings. Davis Avenue was closed between Second and Third.

The West Virginia State Police Explosives Response Team was dispatched to the scene and arrived just before 5 p.m. Following a situation briefing by city public safety officials, ERT officers entered the building. They safely recovered and disposed of the dynamite.

Investigators believe there is no ongoing threat to the public.

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