World War II bomb dumped on Minneapolis sidewalk

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A piece of World War II history was discovered inside the wall of a Minneapolis home undergoing renovation and left on the side of the road by the homeowners.

The bomb squad tells KSTP the Japanese mortar and casing was found inside a shoe box on Aldrich Avenue near Lake Street around 11 p.m. Wednesday. Police blocked off the area for more than an hour while the bomb was properly removed.

Officials say the homeowners had taken it upon themselves to move the explosives from inside the house to their car. As they were driving, they had second thoughts, left the bomb curbside and called police, according to officials.

The bomb will be detonated Thursday afternoon.

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