Artillery Shell Exposed By Heavy Rains In Park

Washington, D.C. A National Park Service crew working on a trail in a section of Fort Totten Park in Northeast D.C. discovered munitions debris from a 75 mm World War I-era shell that was revealed by recent heavy rains.

The section of the park, east of the Fort Totten Metro station and west of South Dakota Avenue Northeast, and bounded to the north and south by Galloway and Gallatin streets, was currently closed.

The Army is evaluating the ordnance and is expected to excavate it and destroy it at the Marine base in Quantico, Virginia. The park was originally part of D.C.'s defenses during the Civil War.

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