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UPDATE: Possible World War II torpedo removed, scene cleared

Possible WWII torpedo removed from Coweta County neighborhood
Published: May. 12, 2022 at 11:12 AM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Authorities informed the media that Raymond Hill Road is now open and the scene has been cleared and deemed safe.

The suspicious item, which might be a World War Ii torpedo, is being taken to Vulcan to be properly destroyed. It is unknown at this time whether or not the “bomb” is live ordinance, practice ordinance or a replica. All precautions have been taken to assume it was live.

ORIGINAL STORY

Authorities are evacuating Coweta County residents in the area of Raymond Hill Road and River Park Drive after it was reported that a possible World War II torpedo was found in the area.

The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office confirms they are responding to a suspicious item and evacuating residents after a caller reported what appeared to be a “World War II torpedo” in the neighborhood.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting with the evacuation and ongoing investigation. A bomb squad is also on scene.

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