Explosive device found at former munitions depot

Published 1:47 pm Thursday, February 20, 2014

The suspected shell found at a former munitions depot in North Suffolk on Thursday.

The suspected shell found at a former munitions depot in North Suffolk on Thursday.

An unexploded shell, possibly from World War II, was found at a former munitions depot Thursday morning.

Suffolk Police and Fire and Rescue responded to a call at 8:05 a.m. from a contractor working at the site in the 7000 block of College Drive, according to a city press release.

The Military Explosives Ordnance Disposal responded to the scene and loaded the device onto a truck, transporting it to Yorktown Naval Weapons Station for disposal.

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Explosive devices have been found in the area previously, especially after heavy rains, according to the press release.