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Marines Called by OC Bomb Squad to Disarm Mortar

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What a man had been in procession of for some time and brought to a Huntington Beach fire station at Heil Ave. and Springdale was not something the firefighters wanted in their house. They evacuated and called the Orange County Bomb squad who in turn called Marines from Camp Pendleton who are expected to arrive at 3:00 p.m.

A man bought what he thought was a dummy mortar round from an estate sale. He planned to sell the mortar, but when he couldn't find a buyer he turned to firefighters at the Huntington Beach fire station... Firefighters evacuated from their station and called in the Orange County Bomb Squad. The evacuation has spread to 25 homes and businesses in the surrounding area. [KNX 1070]

One man's junk is not another man's treasure in this case.

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