Antique explosive found, disarmed in Falls Church
A bomb described by Falls Church officials as an antique military explosive device was discovered and disarmed in the back yard of a Falls Church resident.
Falls Church officials said, at 10:22 a.m. Monday, police received a call from a resident in the 200 block of North Virginia Avenue about a potential explosive device found buried in the resident's yard. Police responded with the city fire marshal. The Arlington County Fire Department and the military also were contacted and arrived on scene, police said.
The device was described by police only as an “antique military device,” which was disarmed, rendered safe and disposed of by the military.
Police said the device was not a cannonball or a grenade, but offered no further details.
During the two-hour investigation, individuals in seven residences were advised to leave the area and nearby Cherry Hill Park was closed.
A portion of Park Avenue also was closed to accommodate emergency vehicles. There were no injuries.
The immediate vicinity was checked for additional concerns, but none were found, police said.