Military Explosives Found in Salvaged Car Door

Flint, Michigan A Flint man got quite a shock when he discovered military grade explosives in the door of a car door he purchased from a junk yard. According to Flint Police Chief Terence Green, the unidentified man found military grade C4 explosives stashed in the door while attempting to install it.

Green said, "Indeed this is military grade C4 explosives they are very dangerous and hazardous." The Flint Police Department's bomb squad responded to take custody of the explosives soon after the man reported the find.


Man Drives Found Ordnance To Police Station

Normandy, France A man do some planting and gardening at his house came across two WWII era munitions. Rather than calling the police to report the find, the man took it upon himself to drive the munitions in the backseat of his car to the police station.

The police officers evacuated the station and notified their cognizant bomb disposal team for assistance. After reviewing photos of the munitions, the bomb technicians instructed the police to move the ordnance to a container filled with sand away from the building and guard them until the bomb squad could arrive to properly dispose of them.


Man Brings Home Unexploded Artillery Round

Berry Springs, Australia An Australian man is lucky after the UXO he found and brought home was safely detonated by bomb experts. He reportedly called authorities to let them know that he had transported the 25-pound explosive from the Manton Dam area back to his Berry Springs residence approximately 18 miles away.

Police immediately responded to the residence where they determined that the explosive artillery round used in WWII was "unsafe to travel long distances". According to a statement from Superintendent Shaun Gill, "A nearby block of land was cordoned off and the device was safely detonated."

Gill added that the public should never move any unexploded devices they might come across, "If the public ever come across or have any suspicions about military ordnance, it's important not to move them and call the police immediately. Instead of moving the device, mark the exact location and contact authorities who will attend and safely remove the item."

Four Men Arrested for Alleged Dynamite Fishing

Paru, Solomon Islands Local police arrest four men on charges of illegal possession and use of explosive in an alleged dynamite fishing incident. Reportedly, concerned members of the community reported the men to authorities which led to raid and surprise inspection of the their homes.

EOD was called to support the investigation after a search of a residential property resulted in the fine of seven live ordnance items hidden under a bed. During the search, one of the suspects reportedly advised his son to lay on the bed in an effort to deter police from inspecting the area.


Dangerous Donation Sparks EOD Response at a Charity Shop

Norwich, England British Army EOD was called to a charity shop after someone made an explosive donation. Volunteers sorting through items at the Priscilla Bacon Hospice warehouse near Norwich discovered a live fuze from a WWI munition. Staff were evacuated from the area and the bomb squad responded to remove the live item to a nearby field where it was counter charged for disposal.

Upon finding the suspicious item, the volunteers sent a picture to authorities. Hugo Stevenson, head of Priscilla Bacon Hospice operations and fundraising, said, "The expert came back with great haste. He sent an urgent message to the charity stating the item was a fuse section from an artillery shell, which appeared to be a live explosive and could be potentially volatile as it was over 100 years old. He said it was the fuse section of an artillery shell - the nose cone - that explodes first."


Man Arrested For Brining Hand Grenade To Airport

Free State, South Africa A 28-year-old man was arrested at Bram Fischer after a hand grenade was allegedly found in his luggage. A security officer initially discovered a metallic object after scanning the man's luggage through an x-ray. A subsequent physical search of the bag confirmed the item to be a hand grenade.

The man, who was en route to Cape Town, had dropped off his bag at the check-in counter at the airport. Police were called to the scene and they immediately evacuated the airport. The bomb disposal unit was also called to conduct a sweep of the area.


EOD Called to Hospital to Assist in 'Butt Bomb' Removal

Gloucestershire, England Members of the 11 EOD Regiment responded to a hospital in England to reports that a patient arrived with a WWII mortar shell stuck in his rear. According to reports, the man was a military enthusiast who had military collectibles and' "slipped and fell" on the 57mm shell.

In a statement from the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust a spokesperson said, "We can confirm that the police and Explosive Ordnance Disposal team attended Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. As with any incident involving munitions, the relevant safety protocols were followed to ensure that there was no risk to patients, staff or visitors at any time."

EOD confirmed that the round was inert and it was painstakingly removed. The unnamed patient was released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.


Man Finds Grenade In Basement and Delivers It to Police

Sandy Springs, Georgia a homeowner cleaning out his basement found a grenade amongst other items in storage. The man drove the device to the Sandy Spring Police Department as he was concerned it could be live.

Police evacuated the building and called the local police department bomb squad who determined the item to be live. EOD from Dobbins AFB was called in to provide technical assistance with transporting and disposing of the stick grenade.

It's unclear how long the grenade was in the man's basement but he was reportedly a Vietnam Era veteran so authorities suspect that it may have been a war souvenir.

Emergency Response As Elderly Woman Throws out Mortar with Her Trash

Manchester, England An 82-year-old woman sparked an emergency evacuation after she left a WWII-era bomb out with the trash outside her home in Greater Manchester. She reportedly found the old mortar shell three weeks prior among a bag of debris in her shed.

Police, firefighters and bomb disposal experts responded to the scene after a concerned neighbor saw it while helping the bring in her trash bins after collection day. The neighbor advised her to move the piece of ordnance to her backyard garden. Luckily family members looked up the item online and alerted emergency services after realizing the potential danger.


Florida Man Arrested with Live Grenade 'Riding Shotgun' in His Truck

Flagler County, Florida Traffic was diverted and EOD called in after a traffic stop resulted in a UXO find. According to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office, Louis Branson, 65, was driving around with a live grenade in his truck.

Branson reportedly told deputies he had no idea whether the grenade, which he found in a veteran's home he cleaned out, was live or not. He was initially pulled over for an expired tag and license, deputies said.

EOD reportedly x-rayed the device and found out that it was a live grenade and not a replica. "This idiot is lucky he did not blow himself or his truck up," said Sheriff Rick Staly.

Branson was arrested, charged with driving with an expired license for more than six months and possession of drug paraphernalia and booked into the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility. An investigation continues on the grenade and may result in additional charges.

EOD safely detonated the device at a nearby county facility.

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