NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Fire officials say a World War II explosive device was found by a couple remodeling a Virginia home.

The Daily Press reports the couple remodeling the central Newport News home found the World War II explosive inside a wall Monday night.

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Firefighters and police responded to the home around 8:45 p.m. Newport News Fire Department Battalion Chief Jerry Reed says they identified it as a World War II-era M6 60 Caliber Bazooka anti-tank rocket.

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Bomb squad crews determined it was safe to remove the device from the home. Officials say they placed it in a secure container for transport, and it will be turned over to the military.

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