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'Bomb' found in backyard while mowing

Undated photo of Fort Sill EOD suiting up. (Source KSWO) Undated photo of Fort Sill EOD suiting up. (Source KSWO)

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) –Lawton Police and Fort Sill EOD were called to a home Wednesday afternoon after a man found a “bomb.”

The man told police he was mowing his backyard on the 3800 block of Northwest Arlington Avenue around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday when he came across a large shell that was about a foot long.

The area around the home was secured and Fort Sill Explosive Ordnance Disposal was called out to the home. They removed what was believed to be a “WWI 75 MM explosive ordnance.” They took the device to the Fort Sill range for demolition.

By 3 p.m., the area was declared safe and clear.

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