Massachusetts: Cleaning Crew Finds Military Explosive in Newly Sold Mass

Several homes on a Massachusetts street had to be evacuated Monday when a military explosive was found by a cleaning crew, authorities said.

The home where the ordnance was found, on Wood Drive in Essex, had been recently sold, according to the Essex Police Department. A crew was cleaning it when the unknown ordnance was found inside.

The suspicious item was reported to police and firefighters about 10:33, a.m., and a Massachusetts State Police bomb squad was brought in. They ordered the area to be evacuated out of an abundance of caution, including about six homes, police said.

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Source: NBC Boston News