Massive World War II-Era Bomb Found Buried On N.J. College Campus

WRIGHTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — The ground shook near a New Jersey military base as an explosives team detonated a 500-pound World War II-era bomb that had been found on the campus of a community college.

The unexploded ordnance was taken to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. It had been discovered Thursday during excavation for a new building at Middlesex County College, which is on the site of the former Raritan Arsenal.

When it was found, college officials evacuated construction workers. But classrooms and other campus facilities were far enough away that they were not affected.

Air Force Staff Sgt. Adam Usher, leader of the 87th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team, says his group has up to three emergency calls a week. None had ever involved such as large bomb.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments
Masthead Masthead
Editor & Publisher:
Managing Editor:
Senior News Editor:
Assistant Editor:
Editor at Large:
Investigations Desk:
Senior Political Correspondent:
Reporters:
Newswriters:
Front Page Editor:
Social Media Editor:
Editor for Prime & Special Projects:
General Manager & General Counsel:
Executive Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Publishing Associate:
Front-End Developer:
Designer: