Border Patrol agent finds World War II-era ordnance in southern Arizona
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.
WWII unexploded ordnance found by #USBP and with @CC_Sheriff secured the area while @DMAFB denoted the live WWII round near Bisbee, Arizona. Protecting the community is a shared goal for all #uniformedpersonnel. details: https://t.co/4erafEJNh1 pic.twitter.com/pW5zY1zBWn
— CBP Arizona (@CBPArizona) July 24, 2018
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.