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1989 Explosives Found on Hagerstown Construction Site

Officials say the 24-year-old unused explosives were discovered around 2:23 p.m. at the parking lot entrance of the Fountainhead Plaza Shopping Center.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Officials with the Maryland State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad say unused explosives from 1989 were found at a construction site in Hagerstown on Monday. 

Officials say the 24-year-old explosives were discovered around 2:23 p.m. at the parking lot entrance of the Fountainhead Plaza Shopping Center. Crews were working on installing new sidewalks when a contractor made the discovery. 

The explosives were rendered safe on scene, and no injuries or property damage occurred during the incident, officials say. The aged explosives had been placed there during shopping center construction in 1989. 

Three EMS crews, six firefighters and two State Fire Marshals responded to the scene and were there for about two hours. 

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