The Wright-Patterson Explosive Ordnance Disposal bomb squad on Tuesday afternoon detonated what was described as an old English mortar round police said was found in a Kettering house.
A resident discovered the ordnance about 2:45 p.m., took it to Kettering police headquarters on Shroyer Road and Kettering police called for the Dayton Bomb Squad, Kettering police Lt. Craig Moore said.
Dayton’s squad called the Wright-Patterson bomb squad because the item was military ordnance.
Wright-Patt’s crew looked at the ordnance via X-ray, found it to be live, then ferried it to an open field on the property of David’s Cemetery in Kettering. There, the ordnance was blown up just after 6:20 p.m.
There were no injuries.
Handling the mortar round is not the safest thing to do, Lt. Moore said, “because we don’t know how volatile it is.”
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