Munition Safed, Alliance Road Reopened

Thursday, July 11, 2013

 

Photos courtesy APD

Photos courtesy APD

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OLD MUNITION SAFELY DISPOSED OF

 Following up on yesterday’s press release, the munition was safely extracted from behind the residence by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team transported to a safe location to be detonated.

The munition was rendered safe. The munition was an old military artillery shell.

The roadway was reopened at about 7 p.m.

Said Det. Sgt. Todd Dokweiler: “We think its most likely a 105 mm Howitzer shell based on size. The vintage is hard to tell because they were produced from WWII until recently. The owner said he’s had it for many years sitting around. The paint and markings are rusted off.”

One Response to “Munition Safed, Alliance Road Reopened”

  1. Dave Ferro

    It looks like an old shell *casing* to me. Was it empty? It looks like it is… Looks like it's missing the projectile/fuze assembly.

    #69747

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