Border Patrol agent finds World War II-era ordnance in southern Arizona

Jul 24, 2018, 9:34 PM | Updated: 9:36 pm
(Border Patrol photo)...
(Border Patrol photo)
(Border Patrol photo)

PHOENIX — Here’s something you don’t see everyday.

A Border Patrol agent found an unexploded World War II-era ordnance round while patrolling near the Brian A. Terry Station in Bisbee, Arizona, last week.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the unnamed agent found the ordnance near the international boundary fence on July 20.

However, the ordnance is no longer “unexploded:” An airman with the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base near Tucson detonated the round on Tuesday after confirming that it was a live round.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection advised anyone who finds an explosive not to touch it and to alert authorities right away.

The U.S. Border Patrol, Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, and the Department of Defense were all involved in handling the unexploded round.

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Border Patrol agent finds World War II-era ordnance in southern Arizona