wjz-13 all-news-99-1-wnew 1057-the-fan 1300logo2_67x35
BREAKING NEWS: Full Ravens 2014 Schedule Released | Read Story

Local

WWII Mortar Round Detonated Near Hagerstown

View Comments
wjzlogo

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says it has destroyed a Word War II mortar round discovered in a Hagerstown home.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports that the bomb was destroyed Monday near Hagerstown Regional Airport.

Deputy State Fire Marshal Edward Ernst says a man found the 75 mm round while cleaning a home Monday afternoon on West Washington Street. He says the man showed the device to local firefighters, who contacted the fire marshal’s office.

Ernst says the bomb squad used explosives to destroy the device.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus