Watch as bomb squad detonates WWII-era flash bomb found on beach

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ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. — An Air Force bomb squad detonated a World War II-era bomb that washed ashore in Florida over the weekend, according to WFTS.

A beachgoer alerted authorities after noticing the M122 photoflash bomb along the surf line around 8:33 a.m. Sunday.

The bomb squad evacuated homes in the surrounding area and detonated the bomb around 5:30 p.m.

Officials will be cleaning up debris at the blast site Monday morning.

WFTS reported that according to a 2007 Congressional Report, many weapons and ammunition were discarded into the Gulf of Mexico after Word War II.