On Wawelska Street, at number 15, workers came across an object resembling an old bullet. Police said four nearby buildings had been evacuated. Sappers worked on site. Before 3 p.m., the dangerous find was secured and transported away. We received the first information on Kontakt24.
– During earthworks related to construction at Wawelska Street, at the height of number 15, an object resembling a bullet was found. Police officers at the scene of the incident secured the area from access by bystanders. At the moment, the activities are still ongoing. The services are working, including the sapper unit – reported tvnwarszawa.pl Sgt. pcs. Jakub Pacyniak from the police station in Ochota. Four buildings were evacuated for safety reasons, he added.
“During renovation works in the Maria Skłodowska-Curie park in Warsaw’s Ochota district, the remains of dangerous and explosive items from the Second World War were found. The 18th sapper patrol from the 2nd sapper regiment was called to the site” – informed the communication department of the General Command of the Armed Forces.
Tomasz Zieliński from tvnwarszawa.pl was there. As he described, the object was found in the depths of Maria Skłodowska-Curie Park. – The unexploded ordnance has already been secured and transported by sappers in a special barrel. For the duration of the action, traffic on Wawelska was stopped, only at the site of this construction – described the reporter. He added that firefighters and police were also at the scene.
Near the park there is, among others, the National Institute of Oncology. But when our reporter was on the spot, the facility was operating normally. – A total of 150 people were evacuated from the surrounding buildings. Activities on the spot have already been completed – Jakub Pacyniak from the Ochocka police told us just before 3 pm.
Kontakt24, tvnwarszawa.pl, PAP
Main photo source: Tomasz Zieliński / tvnwarszawa.pl