Police officers in Higashikurume were thrown into a panic over the weekend, when a construction worker carried a live World War II bomb into their police box.
The man had found the unexploded bomb whilst working on a building site about 700 metres away. He was then instructed by his boss to take it to the police and let them deal with it.
The officers in charge were not surprisingly shaken up by the unexpected arrival. And after evacuating the nearby area, they called in bomb disposal experts to take it away. They later confirmed that the bomb was indeed live, and had its detonator intact. Meaning that if it had been put down incorrectly, it could have exploded at any time.
In a bid to stop such an incident occurring again, the police issued this warning.
â€œIt’s extremely dangerous for people who have no idea about explosives to hang around near bombsâ€
Wise words indeed.