Artillery Shell Fired On Base, Hits A House

The Army is suspending outdoor weapons testing at a northern New Jersey base after an incident which claimed the life of a cat.
A wayward artillery shell fragment crashed through the roof of a
family's home miles away, fatally injuring the pet.

Picatinny Arsenal officials will investigate how the 2-pound
piece of artillery fired from the base ended up crashing into the
home Friday afternoon.

The hot metal landed on the bed of the family's 10-year-old
daughter. The girl wasn't home, but the family cat was injured and
had to be euthanized.

The base commander says he visited the home Friday night and
apologized.


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