Officials: Couple finds WWII explosive device inside wall

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=”&mdash;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.

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