World War II shell turns up in Trenčianske Stankovce

AN UNEXPLODED artillery shell was uncovered during excavations on the grounds of a company in Trenčianske Stankovce on April 9. The man who discovered the missile immediately contacted police. A pyrotechnics expert from the Regional Police Headquarters who examined the shell said that it was an unexploded World War II artillery shell. Trenčín police spokesperson Elena Antalová elaborated for the TASR newswire. “The missile had a damaged percussion fuse. Using strict safety measures, the police drove the shell to a safe area and defused it,” she explained. Experts searched the surrounding area but found no more ordnance. The incident ended without injuries or damage.

De-activating dangerous ammunition. De-activating dangerous ammunition. (Source: Sme - Vladimír Šimíček)

AN UNEXPLODED artillery shell was uncovered during excavations on the grounds of a company in Trenčianske Stankovce on April 9. The man who discovered the missile immediately contacted police. A pyrotechnics expert from the Regional Police Headquarters who examined the shell said that it was an unexploded World War II artillery shell. Trenčín police spokesperson Elena Antalová elaborated for the TASR newswire. “The missile had a damaged percussion fuse. Using strict safety measures, the police drove the shell to a safe area and defused it,” she explained. Experts searched the surrounding area but found no more ordnance. The incident ended without injuries or damage.

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