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Explosives found at construction site on Marshall Street

Multiple sources are reporting that explosives were found during construction of the Josh Bilder project across from fire station. One reader reports that “Police said possibly old WWII explosives and are rerouting traffic.”

Another reader says “there was a bunch of ammunition and two grenades according to the police.”

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Knownhuman 08/23/2016 at 3:30 PM

Based on the NBC12 photo, we have:
1 60mm mortar round
2 MK2 “pineapple” grenades
1 25mm round (type unknown)
1 40mm HE grenade

and a bunch of rust. Nothing in here is “exotic.” But based on the MK2s going out of service in the 60s, these are either dummies or someone got really lucky when moving them.

Levendis47 08/23/2016 at 6:26 PM

They really shouldn’t have removed those munitions… they were put there to cover the RVA Hell Mouth should it open again… FOOLS!!!

Anne Soffee 08/24/2016 at 10:50 PM

Because it’s really tasteful to make a “joke” equating Muslims with terrorists the day after one of your Muslim neighbors is shot and killed at his business.

Liz 08/25/2016 at 6:37 AM

^^What Anne said

Peacekeeper 08/25/2016 at 1:57 PM

Just an opinion, but it actually looks like Edward was pointing out the racism in people saying that, and was being ironic…let’s be careful not to jump down people’s throats

Anne Soffee 08/26/2016 at 12:45 AM

Okay rereading it and you’re right…like Jerry Orbach, when I’m wrong, I say I’m wrong. Sorry, Edward!

Eric S. Huffstutler 08/29/2016 at 1:51 AM

I asked Josh if they know who or why they were there but he has not emailed me back so, has anyone else here found out the backstory on these being hidden in a wall all of these years? Dangerous and lucky they did not explode from deterioration over the years.


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