Military ordnance removed from Middle property

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MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – The Atlantic City Bomb Squad on Saturday removed a large military projectile found buried at a Middle Township property. Officials say the ordnance was from World War II or the Korean War era.

Middle Township Police evacuated homes, and Route 47 from Bay Shore Road to Indian Trail Road was shut down.

Police say a property owner’s relative discovered the Howitzer 155 projectile while metal detecting at 281 Route 47 South, Green Creek. 

Middle Township Police were dispatched at 2:20 p.m. They found the ordnance partially unearthed, and it appeared to be inactive.

The Atlantic City Bomb Squad removed the ordnance, so the large projectile could be destroyed, police say.

Police do not know how or when the ordnance ended up being buried on the property.

Assisting were the State Police, the state Department of Transportation, Green Creek Fire Volunteer Fire Co. and Rio Grande Rescue Squad.


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