WWI-era UXO Found in Footlocker During Basement Cleanout

Wyandotte, Michigan A basement cleanout resulted in a shocking find for a Michigan family who found a footlocker filled with WWI relics. Among the antique items was a UXO that prompted an EOD response.

According to Wyandotte police, the family was cleaning out their basement when they opened their uncle's footlocker to find a munition which they feared may be live ordnance. Not taking any chances, they notified police.

Sgt. Gerald Conz and Officer Dan Torolski identified the device as an unexploded WWI artillery shell. Dearborn Police EOD were called in to safely remove the device for disposal.

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