Sec­ond World War shells rat­tle mu­seum

Toronto Star - - CANADA -

The dis­cov­ery of two wartime shells set off jit­ters at a mu­seum, amid con­cerns they may still be live.

Staff at The Rooms mu­seum in St. John’s found the shells as they in­ven­to­ried ar­ti­facts in the Sec­ond World War col­lec­tion.

A mem­ber of the Royal New­found­land Con­stab­u­lary’s ex­plo­sive dis­posal unit was brought in to help re­move the shells.

“The RNC of­fi­cer that came over shook it him­self and made us com­fort­able that there was no im­me­di­ate con­cern,” mu­seum di­rec­tor Anne Chafe said Thurs­day.

The RNC said the force is con­sult­ing with the mil­i­tary as to what to do with the bombs.

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