NEW INFO: "Bouncing Betty" Landmine Found At Yard Waste Facility

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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  • by NoKid on Oct 14, 2009 at 06:56 AM
    Obama probably had it thrown away just like trashing all that printed money and trashing America.
  • by Justin Location: Camp Lejeune on Oct 14, 2009 at 05:58 AM
    It's not a matter of why it would be thrown away, thats simple the person that found it either didnt know or knew and wanted to get rid of it... my question is how did it get into the posession of the owner in the first place.... i have military stuff at my house but nothing harmful or dangerous like that... that could have taken a small child. oh did anybody notice the spelling and grammar errors in the article?
  • by Jeff Location: Winterville on Oct 14, 2009 at 05:09 AM
    How would you even know what these things look like? I don't know if the average person would recognize this if they saw it. Good job to the efforts of these men and women who stay on guard to keep us safe.
  • by Holly Location: Gville on Oct 14, 2009 at 02:03 AM
    Wow! I'm glad there was no fuse! LOL where did these come from? Who just throws something like that away??
  • by Anonymous on Oct 13, 2009 at 08:11 PM
    This is pretty cool. I play Call of Duty World at War a lot, and had just gotten off of it and heard this on the news. It's a WWII game in which you can implement them.

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