Police Respond to Unusual Device in Storm Drain

Police responded to a report of a suspicious object found by a Fairfax County drain inspector in the 9300 block of Glenbrook Road in the Mantua neighborhood.

The call was received at around 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21. Officers responded, alerted neighbors and kept them at a safe distance for the duration of the investigation. The device was determined to be an inert (training) round used in a bazooka, such as in the Korean War. It is unknown how it ended up in the storm drain or how long it had been there.

Police and fire personnel cleared the scene by 2:30 p.m.