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.

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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."


Law Investigation Evidence Dive Turns Into UXO Find

Spencer, Indiana Officers uncovered a mortar round while diving in the White River. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Law Enforcement Division divers were not expecting to find a munition during the evidence recovery dive. The divers called the Indiana State Police bomb squad to assist with the munition identified as a mortar round.


Building a Border Yields Hidden Mortar

Jacksonville, Florida The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (JSO) Bomb Squad responded to a home in South Metro when a 19-year-old resident discovered a suspect munition while doing yard work. Six homes were evacuated while they investigated the property which once belonged to a retired JSO bomb technician who had previously been arrested on explosives charges.

The 19-year-old, niece of the retired tech, recently moved into the home and pulled up the mortar round while digging up bricks to make a border in the yard. Technicians determined the ordnance to be a practice round and removed it. They searched the home for additional explosives but did not find anything.


Man Brings Military Ordnance Into Hunting Store

Torrance, California You've heard the expression, "No Dogs Allowed," but how about "No Ordnance Allowed"?

A section of the street and some businesses were evacuated and a bomb squad brought to the scene of a hunting/fishing store after a customer brought in a suspicious military ordnance.

Police were notified to handle the unidentified device which neither the customer nor store employees were able to deem live or inert. Bomb squad personnel determined that the ordnance did not pose an immediate threat and removed it offsite for further evaluation.


WWII Munition Found by Cape May Fisherman

Middle Township, New Jersey The bomb squad responded and evacuated several buildings and homes after a resident walked in to the Middle Township Police Department in Cape May County with military ordnance.

The woman entered the station and reported that her son had found the munition while fishing. The device was removed from the building and the bomb squad was called in to respond.

The Atlantic City Police Department's Bomb Squad responded and identified the item as a WWII-era marine marker. Because it lacked an active fuzing mechanism, the bomb disposal technicians deemed it safe to transport for disposal.

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