Civilian Drives Ordnance Around For Days Before Calling Police

Frederick, Oklahoma Officers at the Tillman County Sheriff's Department called the Fort Sill EOD team to remove an ordnance item from the back of a car. Reportedly the driver brought the round to the Sheriff's office after driving it around for days. The driver tol police that he found the round in a ditch and did not think it was dangerous.

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Elderly Lady "Hands" Over Live Grenade

Leverkusen, Germany A 90-year-old woman caused panic at her local police station when she brought in a live grenade. Unaware that the item was dangerous, she brought it in to ask for help in disposing of what she thought was an old military relic. She was reportedly holding the UXO in her hand explaining that her husband had brought it home as a keepsake from WWII.

Following his death, she no longer wanted to display it in her house, where it had sat on a desk for decades. Staff at the station was alarmed and called in the bomb disposal squad. The building was evacuated and traffic cleared while EOD safely deactivated the device.

Runway Temporarily Closed Due to UXO

Tokyo, Japan A runway at the Narita International Airport was temporarily closed after construction workers uncovered a UXO near runway-A. Police and a bomb disposal team responded to safely remove the UXO  reported as a WWII era ordnance (specific type not reported).

DoD To Study (Again) Open Burning of Ammunition and Explosives

Washington, D.C. DoD announced it's planning to study, yet again, DoD's compliance at Active Sites Conducting Open Burning or Open Detonation of Excess Conventional Ammunition and Explosives. The objective of this upcoming study is to determine whether the DoD is in compliance with relevant environmental laws, inter-agency and municipal agreements, and DoD policy. The study will include sites within the U.S. and its Territories.

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Navy Responds to Floating Sea Mine

Brownsville, Washington A Washington State Department of Natural Resources employee motoring a shellfish bed off Bainbridge Island reported a strange object drifting in the water between Brownsville Marina and the west shore of Bainbridge Island. Concerned that it looked dangerous, the employee called the item into the Coast Guard to investigate.

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The Coast Guard responded along with the Navy and other multiple agencies. At first, the theory was that the marine encrusted item was a WWII era sea mine. As such, the responding Navy, Coast Guard , and law enforcement officials enforced a safety zone around the drifting item while they tried to determine if it potentially contained explosives.

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Trawler Nets Unexploded Bomb

Solent, United kingdom Royal Navy Bomb Disposal was called to Motherbank (a shallow sandbar off the northeast coast of the Isle of Wight) after a trawler reported a UXO find. The experienced captain quickly realized that he had something potentially dangerous in his nets when he noticed a bomb. He ordered the crew to carefully lower the bomb in the water and proceeded to report the find to the Coast Guard.

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Magnet Fishermen Haul in WWII Shell in Maidstone

Maidstone, United Kingdom Bomb disposal experts were called to Maidstone town centre after two novice magnet fishermen pulled in a large ordnance item from under a bridge. Realizing that it was potentially dangerous, they pulled the item against a wall and called police. Photos of the munition were sent to a Ministry EOD team who identified it as a WWII munition (specific type not reported). Police remained on the scene, awaiting the arrival of a disposal team.

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Teen Brings Home a "Bomb Shell"

Duxford, United Kingdom Police responded to a home in Duxford after a report that a teenager had found and brought home a WWII munition. The item was identified as a vintage 6-pound solid shot shell. Cambridgeshire police cordoned off the area bomb disposal team from Colchester Troop, 621 Squadron, 11 EOD Regiment Royal Logistic Corps could recover the munition for safe disposal.

Trawler Hauls In 1-Ton German Bomb

Normandy, France Fishermen in France hauled in a potentially deadly catch when they netted a 1-ton German WWII bomb. A trawler found the bomb off the coast of Normandy, 2.5 miles from the port of Grandcamp-Maisy. After the crew was evacuated, explosive experts safely defused the bomb, according to a tweet from French authorities. The bomb was found near the site of the 1944 D-Day landing.

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UXO Found At Golf Course Construction Site

Herne Bay, United Kingdom Constructions workers working on a project at the old Herne Bay Golf Club uncovered a munition item. The crew called the police to report the find and the police called an Army EOD unit for assistance.

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