WWII bomb safely cleared from town

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - INTERNATIONAL -

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.

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