WWII bomb safely cleared from town
WARSAW, Poland — Polish police say an unusually large bomb left over from World War II has been removed safely from the town where it recently was unearthed.
About 10,000 people who were evacuated during the removal operation in the eastern Poland town of Bialystok were returning home late Sunday, according to Anna Kowalska, spokesman for Bialystok town hall. The town’s registered residents were taken to nearby schools.
The 1,100-pound German ST-500 bomb was found Thursday during a road project. Bomb disposal experts loaded it on a special truck Sunday and were transporting it to a test range, where they plan to destroy it.
Police spokesman Tomasz Krupa says the removal was successful and Bialystok residents who were evacuated in the morning were cleared to go home.