North Augusta man finds surprise while raking

NORTH AUGUSTA -- A North Augusta man cleaning his yard Tuesday raked up more than just leaves.

The man called police to his Leyland Place home after he discovered what appeared to be an explosive projectile, according to a Department of Public Safety incident report.

Police arrived but were cautious. They suspect the object could be a round of ammunition from either a tank or a type of artillery. They contacted Fort Jackson’s explosive ordnance disposal unit.

The disposal team arrived and found the object was a penetrating high explosive military round. The team took the projectile to remote property owned by the city and safely discharged it, authorities.




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