The bomb squad and police conducted an investigation Tuesday in Conshohocken at the Millennium Riverwalk Complex, which was the scene of a major fire last summer.
Police responded to an 11:30 a.m. report of a possible explosive device found in apartment building 4000 and remained at the complex for several hours.
Montgomery County authorities later said they recovered several weapons -- all of which are believed to be legally owned -- as well as other items from an apartment that was left uninhabitable by the August blaze and the presence of mold.
The items removed from the apartment belonged to a man described as a survivalist who was never allowed to return to the residence. He was said to be cooperating with the police investigation, Fox 29's Joyce Evans reported from the scene.
Investigators were taking the items -- including about 50 containers of rice -- to a crime lab to ensure that there was nothing illegal there, and that process was expected to take several days.
After arriving at the scene Tuesday morning, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department Bomb Disposal Unit first X-rayed a black bag found near the complex entrance. It was found to have nothing inside.
Police then searched inside of the building and said, based on what they found inside, they felt further investigation was warranted.
The apartment complex told residents that a security company noticed a box of ammunition in the building, prompting the call to police.
So there was no bomb, but reason to investigate further. The story seems odd; was the man not allowed to return to the appartment because of the report/raid, or because of failure to pay dues? Seems he would have had the chance to move out his stuff were it the latter. The "mold" reason seems odd; with the rice and guns so intact the fire obviously didn't envelop the said building so why couldn't he/professionals retrieve his belongings soon afterward (last year)? Odd story in general, any local people hear what became of the legality of the rice/"other items"?