A construction crew at The Summit subdivision in Northeast Columbia started to clear the land to make way for a new church. It didn’t take them long to find an excuse to beat the heat. Two excuses, really.
In a report by The State, the Richland County bomb squad was called out to the site when two World War II era practice bombs were found.
Apparently, it’s nothing new for the residents of The Summit. Parts of Richland County, including The Summit, were used for military training during World War II. But, still, Curtis Wilson, a sheriff’s department spokesman, sent an e-mail urging residents to call police if they find any devices.
“These are considered live pieces of military ordnance,” he wrote. “Though these were used for practice, the small spotting charge inside can cause serious injury.”
The bombs were safely detonated around noon causing injury to no one and allowing the crews back on site to finish their jobs.