Webb City Police close roads surrounding police station, bomb squad summoned

Springfield Fire Dept Bomb Squad arrived about 2:15 p.m. to assist with the bomb
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Scott Hettinger of Charlie—22 Outdoors said they were moving their offices into the Clubhouse, 115 N Madison, and found the item in a closet. Someone mentioned the old rusty item looked like a bomb. Hettinger brought it to the police station. The Springfield Fire Dept Bomb Squad determined not active, November 2, 2022.

WEBB CITY, Mo. – About 11:27 a.m.  Wednesday morning, November 2, 2022 Chief Don Melton of the Webb City Police Dept says a citizen brought what appears to be an old rusty bomb to the police department.

He tells KOAM’s Shannon Becker they cleared their building, the area and closed down streets.

“Individual from the community brought what appeared to be an unexploded military ordnance to the Webb City Police Department,” Chief Melton states. “The individual had found the ordnance while cleaning out a building in Webb City and had left the item in his vehicle on the parking lot of the police department.”

He said they summoned the Springfield Fire Dept Bomb Squad to assist with the situation. They arrived on scene about 2:15 p.m.

At 2:45 p.m. the all-clear was announced to the small crowd of onlookers that had gathered about a block away.

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The bomb was inert.

The area was cleared to all traffic just before 3 p.m.

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The Springfield Fire Dept Bomb Squad, (inset) the actual device that was determined to be inert, November 2, 2022.

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