- Associated Press - Saturday, February 6, 2016

CHESTERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - State police say an upstate New York man found three explosive devices from World War II in the engine compartment of a 57-year-old British sports car he’s been restoring.

The State Police Bomb Disposal Unit responded to the man’s 911 call on Thursday from Chestertown in the southern Adirondack Mountains.

Troopers say two of the devices turned out to be empty hand grenade shells, which posed no threat. However, the third device appeared to be an old sub-munition and was being treated as a live explosive. It will be destroyed.

The caller was in the process of restoring a 1959 Austin-Healey Mini. He discovered the three World War II-era explosive devices hidden inside the car’s heater box.


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