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Military Practice Bomb Lands in Md. Parking Lot

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SUDLERSVILLE, Md.- Authorities have launched an investigation after a military practice bomb fell off of a jet and landed in the parking lot of a Sudlersville bar on Thursday night.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said its bomb squad was requested to respond to 5124 Sudlersville Road in Sudlersville by Maryland State Police for an unknown military type device partially buried in the paved parking lot.

Witnesses reported that an object fell to the ground in the parking lot of Darlene's Tavern at approximately 9:20 p.m. Thursday. First responders initially cleared away some debris and determined it to be a military-style bomb. The State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad was then notified.

Bomb technicians investigated the device upon arrival and determined it to be a practice aerial bomb, which would have been dropped by military aircraft flying in the area. The Maryland State Highway Administration provided assistance with excavation equipment to remove the device from the ground.

The practice aerial bomb was collected and will be turned over to the 175th Wing Air National Guard. The Air National Guard is actively seeking information on how the device was dropped in this location, authorities said.

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