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A heavily corroded mortar, most likely from World War II, was found in the forest by a man who went mushroom picking in Stale (Podkarpackie Voivodeship). The police appeal to people not to touch, lift or move unexploded ordnance and to inform the appropriate services about the find.

On Sunday (September 3), after 1 p.m., the officer on duty at the Tarnobrzeg police station received a report that an unexploded bomb from World War II was found in the town of Stale in the Tarnobrzeg poviat. “The reporting person claimed that he found it in the forest. The man went there to pick mushrooms, it was just after the rain, so he was counting on a large harvest. Being close to the main road, he came across a corroded projectile” – reported sub-inspector Beata Jędrzejewska-Wrona, press officer of the Municipal Police Headquarters in Tarnobrzeg.

It turned out to be a mortar most likely from World War II

According to her, officers went to the indicated area and immediately secured the place. “The police pyrotechnician carried out a mining and pyrotechnic reconnaissance. The findings showed that the unexploded bomb found was a heavily corroded mortar, most likely from the period of World War II,” the policewoman said.

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The man went mushroom picking and found an unexploded bomb KMP in Tarnobrzeg

The police appeal: unexploded ordnance cannot be moved, touched or disarmed

The uniformed officers notified sappers from the Command Battalion in Nisko about the find. Until their arrival, the place where the unexploded bomb was found was secured by police patrols.

The police reminds that “if unexploded ordnance is found or dug up, under no circumstances should it be moved, touched or disarmed.” As Jędrzejewska-Wrona emphasized, the place where the unexploded bomb is located “should be protected against access by unauthorized persons, especially children.” The services should be notified about the finding as soon as possible by calling the emergency number 112.

The police appeal to people not to touch, pick up or move unexploded ordnance KMP in Tarnobrzeg

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