Florida driver pulled over pulls out explosive device during traffic stop, police say

Posted at 9:23 AM, Nov 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-10 09:34:37-05

(WTLV) A Florida woman is facing multiple charges after police say she attempted to ignite an explosive device during a traffic stop.

Around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday a Jacksonville Sheriff's officer pulled over suspect Charlaya Moore, 23. Police asked for her to exit the vehicle, but she refused. Police say she instead reached under the driver seat and police ordered her to stop, but she refused and they tried to pull her out of the car. Moore then pulled out an explosive device and tried to ignite the device, police said.

An officer was able to enter her passenger side door and get the explosive device away from Moore, then handcuffed her.

When they searched her car, police found several explosive devices and multiple disguises like wigs and glasses.

Crystal Chavis lives just steps away from where police pulled Moore over.

"This is scary," Chavis said.

Chavis said they heard helicopters and several police cars lined the street. The bomb squad responded to the scene and collected the explosive devices.

JSO didn't say the exact type of explosives found in Moore's car, but the police report said they took possession of one "bomb."

Moore was charged with possession of a destructive device, aggravated assault on police and resisting police with violence.

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