Police remove WWII-era land mine dropped off at Yonkers firehouse

The Westchester Bomb Squad was called to a Yonkers firehouse after a man brought what is believed to be a World War II-era land mine to the station for disposal earlier this afternoon.

The bomb squad evacuated Firehouse Number 13 and the surrounding businesses on Kimball Avenue while officials retrieved the device.

The man who brought the device to the firehouse says he had originally brought the device to an antique dealer, hoping to sell it along with a number of other items. He says that the dealer was the one who told him to take it to the firehouse.

Officials secured the device and reopened the station and surrounding businesses once the device was safely removed from the scene.

Fire officials advise residents that if they discover what they believe is an explosive device in a home, not to transport it to a firehouse and to call 911 instead.

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