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Source of Loud 'Boom' Identified in Chautauqua County

12:26 AM, Jan 15, 2013   |    comments
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JAMESTOWN, NY - Police have finally confirmed the source of the loud "boom" heard Sunday night in southern Chautauqua County that had nearby residents concerned.

Lakewood-Busti Police say a 20-year-old male admitted to shooting three six-pound boxes of Tannerite with a rifle just after 6 p.m. Sunday on Lawson Road in the Town of Busti.

2 On Your Side received several phone calls and Facebook comments from residents in the Jamestown area wondering what the large "boom" was.

Tannerite is an explosive used in target practice

No charges are being filed at this time.

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