Small WWII Rocket Found in KC-Area Lake

8 years 2 weeks 3 days ago Tuesday, April 05 2011 Apr 5, 2011 Tuesday, April 05, 2011 7:00:58 AM CDT April 05, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Posted by: Allie Spillyards

KANSAS CITY (AP) - Jackson County authorities have removed a small World War II projectile from a Kansas City-area lake.

The 2.36-inch rocket was found Monday in a wooded area in Lake Lotawana. A bomb squad robot was used to X-ray the device and it was later removed.

Jackson County sheriff's authorities say the device did not contain live ammunition. It was part of a 1942 World War II anti-tank bazooka.

The road leading to the area was closed for two hours while a bomb squad examined the device, which authorities believe had been in the area for years.

The Kansas City Star reports that no nearby residents were evacuated.

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