- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 9, 2015

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - A Brockton widow says she isn’t sure how Vietnam-era military explosives ended up in her garage.

Jean Marzilli tells The Enterprise (https://bit.ly/1JVWX2p ) she was cleaning out the garage at her West Street home Tuesday afternoon when she found the boxes of the Claymore mines. She called her retired firefighter neighbor to take a look, and he suspected that the mines might be live.

The discovery prompted a response from firefighters and police that led to the evacuation of nearby homes for about three hours.

Navy demolition experts from Newport, Rhode Island, secured and removed the anti-personnel devices just after 8 p.m.

Marzilli says her late husband, Jay, a military history buff, told her about them before he died of cancer in March but she doesn’t know where he got them.

Brockton police say no charges are expected.

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Information from: The (Brockton, Mass.) Enterprise, https://www.enterprisenews.com

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