News

Actions

Bomb squad seizes WWII-era explosives

CORP-Digital-Default-Image-1280x720-KMGH.png
Posted at 5:20 PM, Aug 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-22 19:20:55-04

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. -- A resident who brought a box of World War II-era munitions to a fire hall for disposal sparked commotion in the quiet town. 

Police say a resident brought grenades and bazooka rounds to the Red, White and Blue Station 4 at Tiger Run Road for disposal, prompting the fire department to evacuate, and nearby businesses to shelter in place. 

Jefferson County Bomb Squad members rushed to the scene, removing the munitions -- which are dangerous due to their age -- to hand them over to another bomb squad for dismantling. 

Police released photos of the munitions after removing them from the area. 

---------

Sign up for Denver7 email alerts to stay informed about breaking news and daily headlines.

Or, keep up-to-date by following Denver7 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.