Explosive found inside antique coffee jar will be disposed of by Nebraska State Patrol

Explosive found inside antique coffee jar will be disposed of by Nebraska State Patrol
An explosive was found in an antique coffee jar. The jar was inside a box someone had bought at an auction. NEBRASKA STATE PATROL

You never know what you’ll find in an old coffee jar.

Wednesday, troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol’s bomb squad were called in to examine what a person suspected was an explosive, found in an antique coffee jar. The jar was inside a box someone had bought at an auction, the patrol said Thursday.

The person who found the device notified the North Platte Police Department, which then contacted the patrol’s bomb squad. A hazardous device technician with the patrol X-ray’d the jar and determined it contained an old M-series explosive.

The device has been safely stored, the patrol said, and will be disposed of at a later date.

“Anyone who comes across something they suspect could be an explosive device should stop immediately and call the authorities,” said Lt. Dain Hicks, commander of the patrol’s bomb squad. “Any explosive device can be extremely dangerous and should be handled by trained experts.”

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