UPDATE: Arrests Made In Cocoa Pipe Bomb Incident

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SURROUNDING HOMES EVACUATED, 2 SCHOOLS ON LOCKDOWN, FEDS NOW ON SCENE

ABOVE VIDEO: Cocoa Police Department Public Information Officer Barbara Matthews briefs the press on the latest details about the discovery of weapons and explosives at 1422 Pineda St. in Cocoa, Florida.

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STORY & IMAGES BY MATT O’HERN

UPDATE: MAY 17, 2013 • 4:45 p.m.

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Cocoa Police have arrested Clarice Marie Radcliff, 32, and have charged her with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of an explosive device, according to the Cocoa Police Department. Police also arrested Bryan Mark O’Halloran, 38, and have charged him with possession of an explosive device.

Cocoa Police have arrested Clarice Marie Radcliff, 32, and have charged her with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of an explosive device. Police also arrested Bryan Mark O’Halloran, 38, and have charged him with possession of an explosive device. (Cocoa PD images)

Cocoa Police have arrested Clarice Marie Radcliff, 32, above left, and have charged her with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of an explosive device. Police also arrested Bryan Mark O’Halloran, 38, above right, and have charged him with possession of an explosive device. (Cocoa PD images)

At approximately 8:30 a.m., on Friday, May 17, 2013, the Cocoa Police received an anonymous tip that there were guns and bomb making materials in a home located at 1422 Pineda St., according to the Cocoa Police Department.

When officers arrived on scene they were granted permission to search the residence and discovered hand guns, shotguns, rifles and an AK47 magazine fully loaded.

At approximately 8:30 a.m., on Friday, May 17, 2013, the Cocoa Police received an anonymous tip that there were guns and bomb making materials in a home located at 1422 Pineda Street, according to the Cocoa Police Department.

At approximately 8:30 a.m., on Friday, May 17, 2013, the Cocoa Police received an anonymous tip that there were guns and bomb making materials in a home located at 1422 Pineda Street, according to the Cocoa Police Department.

Police then located two pipe bombs in a container in the living area of the residence. The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad was contacted and confirmed that the suspected devices were pipe bombs consisting of metal with end caps and detonation cords. Approximately a dozen houses in the area were evacuated, and both Cambridge Elementary and Endeavour Elementary went on lock-down.

As the bomb squad was maneuvering to destroy the pipe bombs, police received information that there was possibly a third suspect hiding in the attic or crawl space of the residence. The residence was then searched by Cocoa Police SWAT but no additional suspects were found.

At approximately 3:00 p.m., the bomb squad detonated both pipe bombs.

Investigators are still out at the scene gathering evidence and and additional charges are pending.

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ORIGINAL POST: MAY 17, 2013 • 11 a.m.

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Cocoa Police Department and Brevard County Sheriff Office’s Bomb Squad are sending in a unit to retrieve pipe bombs and bomb making materials.

Cocoa Police Department and Brevard County Sheriff Office's Bomb Squad are sending in a unit to retrieve  be pipe bombs and bomb making materials.

Cocoa Police Department and Brevard County Sheriff Office’s Bomb Squad are sending in a unit to retrieve pipe bombs and bomb making materials.

According to Cocoa Police Department Public Information Officer Barbara Matthews, Cocoa Police Department received an anonymous phone call about possible bombs at the location.

Officers responded and were given permission to enter the residence. Officers discovered two pipe bombs, handguns, as well as a fully-loaded magazine for an AK-47. Two residents of the home have been detained, including an ex-felon.

LOCAL SCHOOLS ON VOLUNTARY LOCKDOWN

Endeavour and Cambridge Elementary chools went on lock down on their own accord, according to Matthews.

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