A bomb squad from Cherry Point has secured a land mine at New Bern's yard waste facility after it was found in the trash.
Police spokeswoman Beth Stevenson says city workers sorting through trash have found the bounding anti-personnel land mine at the facility off Country Club Road.
The bomb squad secured what is commonly call a "Bouncing Betty" and will take it back to Cherry Point. Police say that land mine was not live.
The land mine did have its explosives intact, but there was no fuse.
Police say workers may have previously sent one other land mine onto the county landfill in Tuscarora, not realizing what the device was.
The bomb squad searched the landfill, but left without retrieving the second mine. They feel that device is buried. They say just like the other land mine, it is harmless without the fuse.
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