Hand Grenades Found Along Roadside

Hurlock, Maryland Police responded to call from a resident who reported finding over 3 dozen hand grenades while collecting recyclables near a road. The State Fire Marshal office reported that 38 grenades were recovered in all including 9 that were live. Of the remaining, 19 had a fuse but no explosive filler and 10 were inert.

The State Fire Marshal bomb squad safely disposed of the munitions with no injuries or property damage reported. Authorities are conducting an investigation to determine the origin of the grenades and the circumstances regarding their disposal on the side of the road.

Standoff Results in Surprise UXO Find

Weldon Springs, Missouri When authorities were called in to calm down a potentially suicidal man in Weldon Springs, they found another dangerous matter at the scene. Following a brief standoff, after which the man was subdued, police found a potential UXO inside his vehicle.

Local businesses were evacuated and the surrounding area was cleared. The St. Charles County bomb squad along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and FBI bomb squads worked together on this incident. They believe the UXO was possibly a WWII bazooka round. The ordnance was taken care of by the combined EOD teams, and the area was opened back to the public.

Bomb Squad Responds to a Cache of War Souvenirs

Richfield, Utah A local resident was combing through her elderly father's belongings when she came across some old ordnance items. She rightfully contacted authorities immediately.



Drug Bust Turned Bomb Scare

Youngsville, Louisiana During a narcotics raid, the SWAT team responding was surprised to find what appeared to be military ordnance. Identifying the danger potentially present, the SWAT team cleared the area and called the bomb squad.

An EOD team, the ATF, and the Louisiana State Bomb squad all arrived on scene to provide support. EOD identified the item as an M7 WWII military rocket. The item was reported to be empty / inert.

Barn Demo Leads to a "Dynamite" Discovery

Hanna City, Illinois Workers demolishing an old barn were shocked to find a bag inside a barn cabinet labeled, "Dynamite." The Peoria County Sheriff's Office arrived on the scene to discover more than 100 sticks along with blasting caps.

The homeowners were stunned to find they had been living next to the dangerous UXO for over 50 years. Officials evacuated them from their home while a four-wheeled robot was sent into the barn to remove the sticks with a mechanical arm. The robot then placed the TNT into a steel container outside where it was soaked in diesel fuel to stabilize the explosive chemicals. Then the load was burned and the remains properly disposed of.

Dynamite Removed from Springfield Home

New Carlisle, Ohio The New Carlisle Fire Chief praised a homeowner for doing the right thing when she found what she believed to be an explosive device while cleaning her basement - she immediately notified authorities.

The Clark County sheriff's bomb disposal team responded to remove the item which was determined to be a stick of dynamite. Bomb squad personnel safely removed the dynamite from the house and transported it in a dump truck full of sand to a nearby field where it was safely counter-charged.


Bomb Technicians Search for Aging Dynamite

Waynesboro, VA Police setup an exclusion zone around a construction site after workers reported finding wires sticking out of drilled holes as they feared that the wires lead to unexploded dynamite. The construction crew was part of a wetlands rehabilitation project and was cautious due to reports of dynamite being utilized in the past to build a retention pond in the area during the late 1980s.<.p>


Explosive "Mistake" on a School Bus

Loudoun County, Virginia Explosive material was reportedly left on a school bus following K-9 related training exercises. The local sheriff's office reported that the item in question as "a container of an explosive material." The material was found in the engine compartment of the bus during routine maintenance.

The unidentified substance was described by officials as "harmless" as it didn't contain a blasting cap to activate it. The bus apparently made a total of eight trips transporting special needs children to and from school with the explosive substance on board.


Bomb Squad Responds to Old Dynamite Find

Murphy, North Carolina a concerned citizen reported seeing some old dynamite at a cleanup and demolition site of an old mechanic shop.

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office responded to the located site on Old Ranger road and reported an abandoned box of the explosives to the Asheville Police Department's Bomb Squad squad.

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Landfill UXO Scare

Harford County, Maryland Bomb disposal technicians were called to a Harford County landfill after a citizen reported seeing a person dump a wooden crate with military markings on it. There were also concerns about a suspect item, feared to be UXO.

The bomb technicians inspected two empty cardboard tubes used to store 105 mm rounds, but no rounds were found inside. The State Fire Marshal's Office was also called in to inspect the area. According to their report, "it was determined the items in question were cardboard tubes used to store 105 mm TPDS-T, an M724A1 cartridge used for gunnery training in tank mounted 105 mm gun cannons."


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