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Bomb found in Keaukaha Monday (June 14)

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This practice bomb was found under a house in Keaukaha

This practice bomb was found under a house in Keaukaha

The United States Marine Corp’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called to the Keaukaha area of Hilo on Monday (June 14) after police responded to a report of a bomb.

A relative had been cleaning a family home of the recently deceased occupant, when she found what appeared to be a bomb under the house.

Police called the EOD team, which happened to be on the Big Island at the time. The team responded immediately and determined the device was not a threat to neighbors.

It was found to be an M38A2 practice bomb used in the 1930s and 1940s. The device, which contained only enough explosive material to create smoke and a small flash, was removed from the area.

Police advise the public not to touch anything that appears to be old military ordnance and to call police immediately.

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