Military munition found in Texarkana yard, detonated

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TEXARKANA, Texas (KTAL)- Officials say a Texarkana neighborhood is cleared after a potentially dangerous discovery. 

Texarkana Texas Police say they were contacted by a homeowner after he unearthed military munition while doing yard work. 

The Barksdale Air Force Base Explosive Operations Disposal Unit assisted with disposing of the device. 

“Whether you find an old box of munitions after you’ve just moved in a house, whether it’s a small handgun, you know, and you’re not sure how old it is, contact an appropriate authority and let them handle it,” says Staff Sgt. Jason McCasland with Barksdale Air Force Base. “There’s no reason to put yourself into harm’s way.”

Officials aren’t sure how long the device was in the neighborhood, but was able to determine that it dated back to the early 1900s. 

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