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Bomb squad called in after men found sitting on torpedo, drinking beer
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Updated: 08/27/2010 01:08:20 PM EDT
PHILADELPHIA – A police bomb squad had to be called in to a Philadelphia construction site after someone found an inert torpedo.
PennDOT spokesman Charles Metzger says a transportation department archaeological team found two men sitting on a torpedo drinking beers on Friday morning.
Metzger says the dig team called police, who dispatched a bomb squad. Police say they responded around 9 a.m. and determined the torpedo was not explosive.
The construction site is located near Interstate 95 in the city’s Kensington neighborhood. Metzger says PennDOT would have had to shut down traffic on the interstate if the torpedo had been active. Police say the property is owned by Conrail. The company did not immediately return a phone message left Friday morning. The PennDOT crew was working on the site of an interchange expansion nearby.
Comment: I am not sure what is worse. That they were sitting on a torpedo, drinking beer or that it was only 9:00am