Practice bomb found in the Historic District

Workers digging on property in the Historic District found a 25-pound bomb Friday but it was a practice dud, Columbus police said.

Police Sgt. John Crump said the workers found what is called a BTU 33 practice aerial bomb while digging on property at 715 Fifth St. about 8 a.m. The piece of metal was 9 inches long and 4 inches in diameter.

“It is suppose to have tail fins on it,” Crump said. “It’s not explosive. They attach it to a plane an fly over a field and drop it trying to hit something.”

There was nothing hazardous with the bomb. Fort Benning collected the cast-iron metal bomb and disposed of it, Crump said.