WWII Mortar Round Detonated Near Hagerstown

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.

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