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.