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Active World War I Era Bomb Found in Fort Adams Office

The detonation team took the ordnance inside the fort and detonated it in a grassy area

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A live World War I-era explosive found at Fort Adams State Park in Rhode Island has been safely detonated.

The Newport Daily News reports the bomb was found last week by the fort's facility maintenance manager on a desk in an office and was safely detonated by a Navy ordnance squad.

Newport Deputy Fire Chief Paul Faerber says the employee immediately recognized what it was and took the bomb outside before contacting authorities.

The detonation team took the ordnance inside the fort and detonated it in a grassy area.

Officials say the bomb had a 6-inch-long cylinder and was originally dug up May 5. Workers didn't realize the bomb was still active and moved it to an office.

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