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WWII explosive device found at Pocatello Regional Airport

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Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:45 am | Updated: 8:07 pm, Tue Apr 15, 2014.

    POCATELLO — Pocatello Regional Airport employees came across a small device around 3:30 p.m. Monday that was identified as a WWII mortar.

     The device was immediately secured by Pocatello Police Department officials who notified an explosive ordinance disposal team associated with the U.S. military. The EOD team was scheduled to remove and destroy the device on Tuesday.

    It is suspected that the old mortar was left behind years ago when the airport was an Army Air Base.

    No one was injured.

    However, authorities are reminding citizens that if such a device is dug up, they should not touch it and notify law enforcement.

    Pocatello Fire Department officials, along with airport administrators assisted Pocatello Police Department officers.

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