Bomb found in Tallahassee successfully detonated

| November 17, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – The Tallahassee Police Department says a World War II era bomb that was found by construction workers at a site in College Town has been successfully detonated and the area has been deemed safe.

The 325th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight from Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City was called to the scene at 702 West Madison Street by TPD on Wednesday to investigate the device and confirmed that it was, in fact, munition from the World War II era.

The team determined that the bomb needed to be disposed of on site, so teams dug a 14 foot-deep hole and placed the bomb inside. They carefully covered it with sandbags and then used a charge to safely detonate it.

Residents from the surrounding apartments that had been evacuated for several hours were then allowed to return to their homes.

Tallahassee Police said in a press release Wednesday, “TPD reminds residents to never touch or approach a suspected explosive device. If you find one, leave the area immediately and call 911. Do not touch or manipulate it in any way, as the slightest movement may trigger an explosion.”

Image and story courtesy of WCTV.

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