NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Fire officials say a World War II explosive device was found by a couple remodeling a Virginia home.
The Daily Press <a target=”—blank” href=”http://www.dailypress.com/news/newport-news/dp-nws-newport-news-bomb-squad-potential-explosive-device-20180226-story.html”>reports</a> the couple remodeling the central Newport News home found the World War II explosive device inside a wall Monday night.
Official say the Newport News Fire Department, firefighters and police responded to the home around 8:45 p.m.
Battalion Chief Jerry Reed says they identified it as a World War II-era M6 60 Caliber Bazooka anti-tank rocket.
Bomb squad crews determined it was safe to remove the device from the home. Officials say they placed it in a secure container for it to be transported, and it will be turned over to the military.