Military ordnance recovered on Assateague Island

BERLIN, Md. – A military ordnance was recovered after it washed up on Assateague Island Wednesday afternoon.

We’re told Maryland State Park Rangers reported a suspicious device shortly after 2 p.m. The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office, the Ocean City Fire Marshal’s Office Bomb Squad, and the U.S. Air Force 436th Civil Engineer Squadron – Emergency Ordnance Disposal team based out of the Dover Air Force Base responded to the report at the National Seashore. Technicians determined the ordinance, which had been in the ocean for an unknown amount of time, needed to be rendered safe in place.

After clearing the beach of bystanders, the ordnance was rendered safe and the beach was reopened at around 8 p.m.

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