The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office detonated a possible military ordnance found near Genovar Park in the Bayard area on Wednesday afternoon.
JSO said someone was searching by the park with a metal detector and found something that looked old and potentially dangerous and alerted police.
JSO detonated the ordnance and said it was a 60mm ordnance, potentially from the 1940s.
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I'm told someone was searching by Genovar Park w/metal detector & found something that looked old & potentially dangerous. #actionnewsjax— Michael Yoshida (@MichaelANjax) January 11, 2017
Being asked to back up for safety in case item found is explosive #actionnewsjax— Michael Yoshida (@MichaelANjax) January 11, 2017
I'm told item found was possibly a 60mm military ordinance from the 40s. Appears to be isolated, area clear shortly #actionnewsjax A— Michael Yoshida (@MichaelANjax) January 11, 2017
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