POSTED: 7:40 a.m. HST, May 1, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 12:45 p.m. HST, May 1, 2013
WAILUKU » Police on Maui say an unexploded bomb, likely left over from World War II, was found in a Puunene sugar cane field.
The Maui News reports that the aerial bomb was discovered by an employee of the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. during a weed control operation. It was found just east of the old Puunene School. The area once hosted a military base during World War II.
Police were called and photographed the rusted cylindrical ordnance, which was about 2 feet long by 4 to 6 inches wide. The photographs were immediately sent to the U.S. Army's Explosive Ordnance Division. Army officials determined it posed no immediate danger.
A trench was dug Tuesday and the bomb was detonated on location.
No injuries were reported.