twenty AR homes evacuated due to Civil War landmine

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Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 2:39 AM

Police declare as of about four p. m. Thursday that the U. S. Air Force Bomb Squad was looking for a space to burst up the ordinance.

Police in Hot Springs, Arkansas, have evacuated about twenty homes after a man mistook a Civil War-era landmine for a cannonball and took it home.

Police declare as of about four p. m. Thursday that the U. S. Air Force Bomb Squad was looking for a space to burst up the ordinance.

Police spokesman Cpl. Kirk Zaner said a Hot Springs man dug up what he thought was a cannonball close Danville. The man keep the 32-pound landmine in the back of his pickup and drove about sixty-five miles home.

After researching pictures of Civil War-era weapons, the man called police to declare he thought he found a landmine with a pressure sensor fuse. Zanier says the Air Force bomb squad X-rayed the device and found what could be explosives inside.

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