Discovery of military ordnance leads to evacuations

1 year 1 month 2 weeks ago Thursday, February 01 2018 Feb 1, 2018 Thursday, February 01, 2018 3:37:00 PM CST February 01, 2018 in News
By: The Associated Press

WELDON SPRING (AP) — St. Charles County police and federal authorities are investigating after a piece of military ordnance was found following a standoff.

St. Charles County police were called around noon Thursday to a report of a disturbance at a gas station in Weldon Spring. After a standoff, the man was taken into custody without incident.

The man's vehicle was found near Highway 94. Police spokeswoman Val Joyner says officers found a piece of military ordnance, possibly a World War II bazooka round.

The St. Charles County bomb disposal unit removed the ordnance. Neighboring businesses were evacuated until the removal was completed Thursday afternoon.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the FBI bomb squad are assisting in the investigation.

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