Bluffton, South Carolina EOD team members from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort were called to the Bluffton Police Department on Monday morning after a man brought old military ordnance to the police station for disposal. The incident forced the shutdown of the area surrounding the department for close to five hours.
The man who brought in the munitions said they had been in his family for years and that it had been brought to the area from New York. The material is set to be disposed of pending identification according to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort public affairs officer Cpl. Ronald Driver.
The exact type of munitions involved were not reported but are believed to be WWI and WWII-era ordnance.