Work Crew Finds UXO

Suffolk, Virginia Suffolk Fire and Rescue and the Suffolk Police Department responded to a report of an UXO in the 6900 block of Armstead Avenue. The item was found by a crew working in the area.

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Police closed Armstead Road while Navy EOD responded to the location to remove the item. The area where the UXO was found was reportedly part of the former Nansemond Ordnance Depot that was active during WWI and WWII.

Unexploded WW II Bombs Recovered From The Seabed

KoBobrzeg, Poland Police and Fire Fighters evacuated hundreds of people from a 1.5-mile radius as a bomb disposal team recovered several WWII era unexploded bombs from the Baltic Sea. The bombs were found in the close to shore where the water depth was approximately 5-feet.

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19,000 Evacuated After WWII Era UXO Find

Terni, Italy more than 11,000 people were evacuated when WWII era bombs were uncovered at a construction site. Police and the Civil Protection Department cleared the area as Italian Army EOD worked to move the 250-KG HE filled bomb (shown below) to a local quarry.

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Man Finds Ordnance In Garden and Drives it Fire Station

Monchengladbach, Germany A man working in his garden uncovered an old rusty ordnance item. Suspecting it could be dangerous, the man put the bomb in a cardboard box and drove down to his local fire station to ask officials how to dispose of the find.

Firefighters called the ordnance disposal service to the site to dispose of the hazard. The ordnance disposal team identified the item as a WWII era British incendiary bomb. The item was safely disposed of through a controlled demolition shot.

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Diver Reports UXO Sighting to Coast Guard

Piscataqua, New Hampshire The Coast Guard warned boaters and divers to stay away from an area known as Hart's Cove after a diver reported seeing a UXO item. The Coast Guard has also notified the New Hampshire Division of Ports and Harbors to assist in re-routing maritime traffic to avoid that area until EOD responds to investigate.

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Ordnance Used As Doorstop

Omaha, Nebraska EOD from the 155th Civil Engineer Squadron responded to a call from the Omaha Police Department's (OPD's) Bomb Squad after an old military ordnance was turned in on fireworks amnesty day. The day is offered to provide the opportunity for citizens to turn in illegal items such as weapons, fireworks, or military ordnance without penalty.

The 8-inch diameter projectile had no visible markings and luckily was not live. The bomb squad properly disposed of the munition which the prior owner had reportedly modified by welding two bars onto the side to use it as a door stop for his barn.

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UXO Stuck in Excavator is Safely Removed

Agat, Guam The Guam Police and Fire Departments responded to 911 reports of a UXO at a construction site near the Agat Mayors Office. The round was reportedly stuck in the teeth of an excavator. Navy EOD unit Detachment Marianas was called to move the item to a safe location where it was properly disposed of through a controlled detonation.

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