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Scallop fishermen discover non-explosive ‘ordnance’ in waters off New Bedford, police say

Scallop fishermen discovered an ordnance in the waters off of New Bedford.
Scallop fishermen discovered an ordnance in the waters off of New Bedford.Massachusetts State Police

Fishermen on a scallop boat brought what police described as an ordnance to the shores of New Bedford Thursday afternoon.

The state bomb squad and an explosive ordnance disposal specialist from the Navy investigated the discovery and determined it to be a 57 mm armor piercing projectile, state police said in a tweet. The ordnance is not an explosive hazard, police said.

The “projectile has been secured” and will be turned over to the military.

No other information was immediately available.


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