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Portland Man Finds World War Two Era Tank Munition In Basement

Portland Police say they headed to the 2000 block of Southeast 22nd Avenue to safely remove of a suspicious item found by a home owner.

The man said he was cleaning out the basement of his home in Ladd’s Addition when he found what looked to be a military grade munition.

Officers responded and secured the area.

After evaluation, it was determined there was no immediate risk to the public.

The Explosives Disposal Unit determined the item was a three and a half inch anti-tank munition from the World War Two era.

They say it was inert.


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