1:25 pm Guam Civil Defense Update on De-Fusing of Bomb Uncovered in Downtown Hagatna

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Guam – The following bulletin on the status of the de-fusing operation comes from Guam Civil Defense: Posted at 1:25 pm

At approximately 1:00 p.m. today emergency officials will attempt to remove the fuse and render a 4ft, 350lb depth bomb found earlier this morning  at the corner of East O’Brien and Route 4 in Hagatna.

Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)Team estimate this to be a 5-10 minute procedure.

Guam Homeland Security, Guam Police Department, Guam Fire Department and the Navy EOD Team are currently on site.

Emergency officials strongly recommend all business and properties within a 2500 foot radius evacuate from the immediate area.

GPD has closed off all traffic to Route 4 from McDonalds to Route 1 Paseo and East O’Brien from Agana Pool to West O’Brien Julale Center.

Residents are urged to avoid this area and seek alternate routes and to continue to do so until officials give the all clear.