WWII-era Bomb Found at St. Petersburg Beach


Photo: tampabay.com

It was a blast from the past at Passe-A-Grille beach in south St. Petersburg. A beachgoer found the suspicious explosive device wash up near the 22nd Avenue access around 8:30 a.m. Sunday.  The tube-like device was covered in barnacles. Sgt. Ali Rose from MacDill Air Force base confirmed it was a M122 photoflash bomb, according to Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies. Nearby beach homes were evacuated and a 300-yard perimeter was set around the device. Beachgoers were moved back.  Hundreds gathered to watch and cheered when the photoflash bomb was detonated Sunday afternoon.

To view the video, go to http://www.tampabay.com

Sources: Tampa Bay area news media, Tampa Tribune

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