Man hauls apparent bomb to OR police station

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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Police say a man loaded what appeared to be a leftover World War II-vintage bomb into his minivan and drove it to the downtown Corvallis, Ore., police station, prompting officers to temporarily close off nearby traffic while they decided what to do.

Lt. Cord Wood says the man reported that the device was found in a shed on rental property he manages in nearby Lebanon. He decided Corvallis police would know what to do so he drove it to the station Thursday afternoon, bringing his pet dog Bling Bling along for the ride.

Police blocked off the street and called the Oregon State Police bomb squad. Those officers secured the device in a specially designed trailer and took it to a range outside Salem for disposal.

Wood tells the Gazette-Times the 2-foot metal cylinder with a tailfin on the end looked like a World War II-vintage bomb designed to be dropped from an airplane.

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Information from: Gazette-Times, http://www.gtconnect.com