Bomb Safely Removed from Construction Site at Florida Airport

Brooksville, Florida Construction workers unearthed a 1,000-pound WWII-era bomb at Brooksville Tampa Bay Regional Airport in Florida, prompting evacuations while experts responded to evaluate the potential threat.

According to Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis, the ordnance was "so rusted and decayed" that there was no immediate way of telling if it was live. The Citrus County bomb squad initially responded to the scene. They called the AF EOD for technical support since the item was military ordnance.

MacDill Air Force Base EOD out of Tampa responded and identified the ordnance as a MK 65 General Purpose (GP) bomb. The airport where the massive munition was found was once the site of the Brooksville Army Airfield where WWII bombers trained.

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