WESTMINSTER, Md. (WMAR) - A 75mm tank round has been deemed safe after a recent widow of a explosives trainer found it inside her home.
Officials say the explosive materials were found in a home in the 700 block of Old Westminster Pike this morning at about 9:00 a.m. The recent widow of an explosives K-9 trainer was in the process of moving things inside when she found a live 75mm Armor Piercing shell.
She immediately notified the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Members determined that the live shell along with some detonation cord and other training materials were stable enough for transport to the Carroll County Northern Landfill where they could safely disable it without injury or property damage.
Route 140 was closed during the explosives transport as a precaution. All materials were rendered safe at about 3:30 p.m.
"If you locate possible military ordnance, please notify the proper authorities. Responding bomb technicians are highly trained to identify and safely remove such devices", stated State Fire Marshal William E. Barnard. "Handling unexploded military ordnance can cause detonation with devastating consequences".
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