Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Authorities find, destroy German WWII era projectile in E-town

Police in were called to a home in the 100 block of South Poplar Street at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, after a company contracted to clean out the house found a suspicious device thought to be a bomb

Upon investigating, police discovered the devce was an old artillery projectile. Local officers called the Pennsylvania State Police Hazardous Device and Explosives Section, and further exmination revealed the projectile was made in Germany during the World War II era and was most likely a training or smoke round.

State police called a U.S. Army Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit, which determined that, because of the projectile's age and condition, the best course of action was to destroy the projectile rather
than transport it any distance. The projectile was safely detonated and destroyed in a remote area in the Elizabethtown area.

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