Woman Drops Off Old Mortar Round at Texas Recycling Site
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A woman recycling some items she found on her South Texas property included what turned out to be a piece of old military explosives.
Corpus Christi police say a bomb squad was dispatched and the mortar round was safely destroyed. Nobody was hurt.
Police say the 62-year-old woman apparently did not know that the item she picked up and transported Monday was an old mortar round. Police do not believe the woman knew the piece was potentially explosive.
She told authorities that she found the item while cleaning her property in Sandia, about 30 miles northwest of Corpus Christi.
Employees at the recycling center recognized the mortar round, cleared out the place and called bomb experts.
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