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Newport Police Department, Newport Fire Department, State Bomb Squad and the U.S. Navy responded to Fort Adams State Park today when a visitor to the park discovered what’s believed to be an antiquated explosive device.

At 1:28 p.m. today, Navy EOD was in the process of containing what they believe is some form of a land mine that’s “very old” and preparing it for transport from Fort Adams State Park for disposal.

It is not clear how long the device has been there or where exactly it was located.

Update (4:48 p.m.) – This was discovered to be an very old type of munition, some type of hand deployed bomb or grenade. Navy EOD took it into the fort and rendered it safe.

We will pass along additional information, if/as it becomes available.

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp.

He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.