EOD Responds to Truck Accident Involving Ordnance

Post Falls, Idaho EOD from Fairchild Air Force Base were dispatched to respond to an accident on Interstate 90 after a truck carrying 16 MK 84 bombs ran off the road. The bombs were being transported from Naval Magazine Indian Island to a facility in Indiana for maintenance when the driver accidentally drove over a snow bank disabling the truck.

Due to the hazardous cargo involved, police issued a temporary closure of a portion of I-90 between Post Falls and Coeur d'Alene during the investigation. In support of the investigation, EOD confirmed that the ordnance was safe.

Royal Navy EOD Team Clear Beach Areas

Swansea, Wales EOD Technicians from the Royal Navy cleared a former range area off the Gower Peninsula as part of a 60-year mission to clear the Welsh countryside of UXO.

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U.S. Embassy Employee, Airport, Luggage, and Munitions?

Moscow, Russia a major security alert was made at the Sheremetyevo airport when a U.S. Embassy employee attempted to fly from Russia to Heathrow Airport with a munition in his luggage.

The Russian foreign ministry said: "Bomb disposal experts were called in and confirmed that it was indeed a mortar with a detonator, but without an explosive substance although traces were present inside the shell."

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Couple of Bad Apples

El Paso, Texas Tyler James Sumlin (former Army EOD) and Jason Wayne Jarvis (active duty EOD) were arrested on allegations that they conspired to assemble a cache of weapons and explosives that were to be illegally sold and smuggled into Mexico. According to the criminal compliant, the two allegedly met with undercover agents from Homeland Security at a truck stop where they agreed to sell weapons and explosives for $75,000 with the exchange to occur at a nearby storage warehouse.

However, when the group arrived at the warehouse, the undercover agents arrested to the two men. According to court documents, agents seized 32 rifles, three handguns, and five pounds of C4 explosives. They also seized silencers, a short barreled rifle, and a hand grenade, according to the indictment.

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Hurricane-Damaged Ordnance to be Detonated at Tyndall AFB

Tyndall Air Force, Florida If you leave near Tyndall Air Force Base, don't be surprised if you hear some loud booms from now until March 8. Tyndall's EOD Unit is disposing of live ordnance damaged by Hurricane Michael. It's happening on Tyndall's EOD range, but officials say you may still hear sounds of explosions near the base. Tyndall leaders are working with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to destroy the hurricane damaged munitions. Any "blast waves" felt or heard are extremely low-pressure and will not harm people or buildings.

Digging Dog Discovers Munition

Dorset, United Kingdom A British dog owner was surprised when his dog who isn't normally a "digger," began frantically digging on Studland beach in Dorset. When he went to investigate, the owner was even more surprised to find that the digging had yielded what appeared to be a WWII shell. He immediately called authorities.

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