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“Military ordnance team has secured the item”

via DC Fire and EMS

From DC Fire and EMS:

“Final update military ordnance located 4700 block Quebec St NW. Military ordnance team has secured the item and will transport it for disposal. Incident has been mitigated and evacuation zone is no longer in place.”

“Unusual incident 4700 block Quebec St NW. what appears to be unexploded military style ordnance discovered during backyard excavation. #DCsBravest in unified command with @DCPoliceDept and military ordnance team. 450 foot evacuation zone established in all directions.”

“Update: The item was discovered as part of an ongoing operation by @USACEBaltimore to search for & mitigate discarded ordnance from WW I testing in what were then isolated open fields.”

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