HARFORD COUNTY, MD – A Harford man who was mowing his lawn abruptly stopped and called the police after he found three incendiary devices in his lawn.
” A team of Bomb Technicians from the Office of the State Fire Marshal safely disposed of multiple explosive devices this afternoon in Harford County. While investigators are still attempting to determine what the devices were, they concluded they had not been fired, and a fusing mechanism was still intact,” the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshall said today. “Just after noon, a resident of a home in the 3700 block of Ady Road was mowing his lawn when he uncovered three suspicious items. The homeowner contacted the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, who then requested the services of Bomb Technicians from the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Harford County Sheriff’s Office closed the area of Route 543 and Taylor Road as Bomb Technicians assessed the items.”
The State Fire Marshal’s Office reported, “After examining the devices, Bomb Technicians concluded that the best course of action was to render the three devices safe. Bomb Technicians disposed of the potentially dangerous rounds on the scene. Bomb Technicians then searched the immediate area and found two more devices buried in the ground. Bomb Technicians conducted the same action and rendered those devices safe as well.”
According to the office, given how weathered the devices were and appearing to be abandoned, investigators have no reason to believe there was criminal intent. There were no injuries, and there is no threat to the public.