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Explosives found in Fort Worth home during counterfeiting raid

Counterfeiting paraphernalia, homemade explosives and semiautomatic rifle pointed out of a bedroom window were seized earlier Tuesday when federal agents and police raided a home southwest Fort Worth, a police spokesman said.

Two people, a brother and a sister, were in custody Tuesday afternoon following the raid in the 3000 block of Meadowmoor Street, said Lt. Paul Henderson, the spokesman.

Agents with the United States Secret Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Fort Worth police bomb squad participated in the raid, Henderson said.

Members of the bomb squad said there is no danger to surrounding homes, but traffic has been diverted away from the neighborhood while officials get a search warrant, Henderson said.

He explained that the warrant gives officers the "legal means to enter, search, and dispose of the devices."

The neighborhood is northeast of the intersection of McCart Avenue and Sycamore School Road.

The raid was conducted during an investigation of the brother and sister who were suspected of passing $100 and $50 bills at a local Wal-Mart, Henderson said.

"During the raid," he said, "agents discovered counterfeiting paraphernalia along with a semiautomatic assault type rifle that was perched on a tripod facing outside through a bedroom window.

"Further inspection revealed homemade explosives inside the residence as well."

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