Guam – The all clear was sounded in Dededo at 3:24 pm after the Navy’s Emergency Ordanence Disposal [EOD] team safely removed an old World War II artillery shell.
45 homes in the area of had to be evacuated prior to what the EOD team calls a “Render Safe Procedure.” Civil Defense Spokeswoman Dee Cruz told PNC News that during that procedure, the EOD team fired a slug into the shell to disable the firing mechanisim. Then they picked up the shell and took it away for disposal at Naval Station.
The homes that were evacuated were located along Flores Rosa Street and Swamp Road in Dededo. Everyone was allowed to return home after the shell was safely removed,
Cruz says that the shell was dicovered this morning, shortly after 9am, in a boonie area beside a home on Flores Rosa Street. It was laying on the ground she said.