WW2 Torpedo Causes Hours Long Headache as CCSO, ATF, GBI and Air Force Work To Safely Disarm it.

Man Calls 911 For Item In Garage

Around 10 AM this morning units from the CCSO and CCFD responded to an address off River Park Drive after receiving a call from a person that believed they had what could be a live WW2 Torpedo.

Residents close to the location were quickly evacuated, while traffic was brought to a halt on Raymond Hill Road. The residents of River Park Subdivision were told to shelter in their homes and were unable to leave their houses due to safety concerns.

As the hours progressed the CCSO confirmed the situation saying:

Good morning, we currently have the ATF en route to the area of Raymond Hill Rd. and River Park Dr. in reference to a suspicious item. Caller advised 911 it appeared to be a “World War 2 torpedo.”  Coweta County Sheriff’s Office and Fire/Rescue are in the area and have evacuated the surrounding area.”

Scanner Traffic confirmed that ATF and GBI had arrived on the scene. As time passed, it was also learned that the Air Force EOD squad was on the scene.

We were informed by members of the subdivision that the owner stated that he had gotten the device while clearing out a barn in South Georgia.

By 2 PM the device had been safely loaded onto a specially designed bomb transport truck and left the scene with a heavy police escort.

The CCSO released the following around 2:45 PM:

Raymond Hill Rd. is now open and the scene has been cleared and deemed safe. The suspicious item in question is being taken to Vulcan to be properly destroyed. It is unknown at this time whether or not the “bomb” is live ordinance, practice ordinance or replica. All precautions have been taken to assume it was live.

The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office thanks the ATF and GBI for their assistance in this matter.

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