Live WWII ammunition found on Wildwood Beach

Wildwood cops say live ammunition from WWII was found on the beach on Saturday morning.

According to the Wildwood Police Department, their officers responded to the 100 block of West Pine Avenue just after 10 a.m. to report ammunition. There, officers spoke to a resident who said ammunition was found on the beach and returned to a house.

They continue,

As a result, members of the Wildwood Police Department as well as members of the Wildwood Fire Department responded to the area. During this time, several properties on Pine and Maple avenues were evacuated.

The Atlantic City Police Department bomb squad was called in and identified the ammunition as a WWII-era 120mm projectile and it turned out to be a real bullet. They moved him to the beach where he was taken to safety.

The Wildwood Police Department would like to remind residents and visitors that if you locate ammunition on the beach or anywhere else in town, please do not touch or handle it. These ammunition are dangerous and should only be handled by qualified personnel.

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