December 11, 2011

World War II Bomb Found at San Leandro Metal Recycler

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Photo courtesy of San Leandro Police Department

According to a press release from the San Leandro Police Department, workers at Alco Iron and Metal discovered a World War II bomb in one of three loads of scrap metal.

After police evacuated nearby areas, the Alameda County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad determined that the bomb was inert, with no explosives or firing device.

The words "BOMB" and "AVERAGE WT. 748" were stenciled on the side of the inert bomb. There was no information as to the source of the device and the incident was over in less than two hours.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at December 11, 2011 8:33 AM | TrackBack
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