Woman caught trying to light explosive device in Walmart

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Sheriff's officials say a 37-year-old woman faces multiple charges after she tried to build an explosive device inside a Tampa Walmart store.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's officials say Emily Stallard is charged with attempted arson of a structure, fire bombing, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, child abuse and battery on an officer.

She had a child with her in the store.

A security guard noticed Stallard opening unpaid items including flammable materials, projectiles and matches.

He and a wildlife officer in the store stopped her as she was about to light the wick.