WWI bomb removed from college campus

A World War I-era Cooper bomb was unearthed Sunday afternoon at the campus of Middlesex County College.



The Navy was called to the college along with the bomb squad to remove the explosive.



The section of the campus where the bomb was located was at one time the site of the former Raritan Arsenal.



The Army Corps of Engineers has been working to clean out the site of any buried weapons left behind.



"They could not make an actual determination if it was live or not, but they determined that it was stable enough to transport back to Naval Station Earle," said Chief Neil Brosnian, of the Middlesex County College Police.



Police say the bomb was severely disintegrated, but was still 12 to 14 inches in length.



Cooper bombs are aerial bombs dropped from planes onto targets during war.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."