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Farrington Highway shut down after man arrives at fire station with military ordnance

A unexploded ordnance was dropped off at the Waianae Fire Station just before noon on Monday. A unexploded ordnance was dropped off at the Waianae Fire Station just before noon on Monday.

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

WAIANAE (HawaiiNewsNow) - Farrington Highway between Waianae Middle School and Kaupuni Street was shut down in both directions Monday, after a man showed up at the Waianae fire station with an unexploded military ordnance.

The man told firefighters that his uncle brought the object to his house last week, after discovering it at a beach in Nanakuli. The ordnance was described as being eight to 10 inches in length and three to four inches in diameter.

The man reportedly became concerned enough about it on Monday, put it in the back of his pickup truck, and drove to the fire station at about 11:30 AM. Firefighters called the Honolulu Police Department, which sent its bomb squad to the scene.

The investigation forced the closure of the busy highway fronting of the fire station, as well as the evacuation of a library and a few homes.

US Army officials also responded to the call, determined that the object was not a live hazard, and took it away for disposal. The highway was reopened at about 12:30 PM.

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