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Posted: November 09, 2017

Woman tries to set off explosives during traffic stop, device fails

MIAMI - AUGUST 11: A City of Miami police car with lights ablaze responds to a call as they patrol the street on August 11, 2010 in Miami, Florida. The Miami Police Department launched
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MIAMI - AUGUST 11: A City of Miami police car with lights ablaze responds to a call as they patrol the street on August 11, 2010 in Miami, Florida. The Miami Police Department launched "Operation Take Back Our Streets" yesterday in response to recent shootings in the Model City and Little Haiti communities of Miami. The city has seen a number of shootings recently using high powered assault weapons. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

By ActionNewsJax.com

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —

Police arrested a woman who they say tried to ignite an explosive device during a traffic stop Tuesday night.

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Officers "stopped a suspicious vehicle" in Grove Park around 11:15 p.m. and asked driver Charlaya Moore to get out of the car, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

She refused "multiple verbal commands" from the officer and began reaching under the seat. The officer tried to pull Moore out of the vehicle as she pulled out an explosive device and tried to ignite it.

Another officer got into the passenger's side of the vehicle and got the explosive device away from Moore.

Moore said she was in the area traveling to her boss' house. I

Officers found multiple explosive devices in her vehicle, as well as many disguises, such as wigs and glasses.

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Moore is facing charges of possession of a destructive device, aggravated assault on police and resisting police with violence.


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