Wednesday, September 27, 2023

East Mountain Property Owner Discovers Old Dynamite


An East Mountains land owner found a 50-pound box of dynamite on his property recently and called in the Albuquerque Police bomb squad to handle the issue.

The property owner recently bought a 25-acre parcel off of NM 217 and was digging by a tree when he discovered a large, wooden box. After moving it out of the ground, he realized it was dynamite. The box was dated “August 20, 1931,” according to a polive spokesman.

Since the crate was 40 yards inside the tree line, APD’s bomb squad, along with Albuquerque Fire & Rescue, fashioned a sled to pull it clear of the trees and into a pre-dug hole, where it was safely detonated.


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