Explosive device found on Delaware beach

    A rusted looking cylinder was found around 10:30am Monday.

    Park rangers at Delaware’s Cape Henlopen state park found a strange, but not unusual sight while on their rounds.  They discovered an explosive device that has washed up on the beach.

    The device is about 18 inches long and 6 inches wide.  State police theorize it had been in the water for some time, based on how corroded it looked and how it had been encrusted with barnacles.

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    The device was found near the Point Comfort station.  Rangers notified the State Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit and Dover Air Force Base Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit.  No one could confirm what kind of device it was based on initial x-rays.  They will test it further and then destroy it.

    This is the second time this year that some kind of device has washed up on the beach.  State police did know where this one could have come from and ask any one using the park to notify park officials if they come across any kind of strange looking piece of metal.  They warn these things should be treated as something live and capable of exploding.

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