Police in London, Ontario, said a World War I-era bomb left outside a home with the trash has been safely destroyed.
Police in a Canadian town says a homeowner left a live World War I-era artillery shell out with the trash on Tuesday, prompting a bomb squad from a Canadian Forces base to be called in.
The two-foot-long ordnance was found by London, Ontario resident Danny Vellow, who told Canadian broadcaster CBC News he came across the live bomb on his way to a doctor’s appointment.
After jumping over the fence in his backyard, Vellow said he nearly stepped on the military shell, which was packed with more than 20 to 30 pounds of live explosives, according to the London Police Service.
Vellow told CBC he believed the shell could have been left behind by the landlord of the home, who he said had recently evicted tenants who had not been paying rent.