Children dig up World War II practice bomb in Florida back yard

in Florida News & Events

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel

After children dug up a World War II-era practice bomb in their back yard Friday, police evacuated several surrounding homes as the bomb squad investigated, Boca Raton police said Tuesday.

The AN MK-43 practice bomb will find a new home at the Boca Raton Historical Society, the police chief wrote in a Facebook post.

The device was found in 300 block of NW 35th Street, in the area of the the former Boca Raton Army Air Field.

The street of mostly modest older ranches is tucked between the Boca Raton Airport and Florida Atlantic University to the west and Dixie Highway to the east, near the coast.