WWII explosive device found at Tenn. home

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. — A military explosive device from World War II has been found inside a Tennessee home.

WATE reported that Bill Emert found the device behind a freezer in the basement of the Dandridge home he bought about three weeks ago.

Police called in bomb squad to retrieve the device and dispose of it.

Officials said the device turned out to be an M7 A1 practice round for a bazooka, dating back to the 1940s. It was not live.

“I knew then that it was something I didn’t need to be handling. I didn’t know what it was. It looked like a torpedo,” said Emert.

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