By Associated Press - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) - A World War II-era bazooka rocket shut down streets around the government center in Fond du Lac before bomb experts determined it did not pose a risk.

Fond du Lac police say someone cleaning out their attic found the old military rocket, put it in the trunk of their car and brought it the sheriff’s department at the government center Tuesday evening. Authorities didn’t know if the old munition was stable or explosive, so they called the Brown County bomb squad.

WBAY-TV ( ) reports that with the help of a military unit in Madison, officials determined the device was a shoulder-launched bazooka rocket designed to pierce a tank’s armor.

The bomb squad determined it was a training round and wasn’t explosive.


Information from: WBAY-TV,

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