Virginia couple finds WWII-era explosive device inside wall

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Fire officials say a World War II explosive device was found by a couple remodeling a Virginia home. The Daily Press reports the couple remodeling the central Newport News home found the World War II-era explosive device inside a wall Monday night.

Official said the Newport News Fire Department, firefighters and police responded to the home around 8:45 p.m.

Battalion Chief Jerry Reed said they identified it as a World War II-era M6 60 Caliber Bazooka anti-tank rocket.

Bomb squad crews determined it was safe to remove the device from the home. Officials say they placed it in a secure container for it to be transported, and it will be turned over to the military on Tuesday.

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An M6 60 Caliber Bazooka anti-tank rocket found in a wall in Virginia. WKTR-TV