Live WWII-era Mortar Found in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, Md. (Sept. 30, 2008)—A live World War II era military mortar round was discovered this morning in the 45000 block of Steerhorn Neck Road in Hollywood, according to Deputy State Fire Marshal Jason Mowbray. Property owner Michael Steppe notified authorities about the discovery.

State fire marshals John Tennyson and Duane Svites responded to the scene.

A U.S. Army explosive ordnance disposal team was called in to remove the device. After approximately 7 hours on the scene, the mortar was removed from the property and transported to a secure location where it was destroyed, according to Mowbray.

It is unknown where the device originated from or how long it was at the property.

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