Bomb Scare in Columbia
In fact, authorities said, no one was ever in danger.
"You'd be surprised how many times we've been called to people's home," said Columbia Fire Marshall Steven Sapp. "A lot of World War II veterans around the United States brought home devices from World War II, and sometimes the Vietnam War era, and things like that, and they find them."
The bomb was a dud, an old military training device, that the bomb squad retrieved from a small box in a trash can.