One Kennewick resident’s swap meet find was no dud.
The person, whose name was not made public, bought a 90 millimeter artillery shell but then had second thoughts, according to the Kennewick police.
Concerned that he might have a live round, he contacted the Kennewick Police Department. The Richland Police Department, which has a bomb squad, was consulted, and the 53rd Ordnance Company in Yakima was contacted.
The ordnance company picked up the artillery shell, which was about three and a half feet long.
It used an explosive charge to detonate the shell, creating what Kennewick police described as an “impressive” explosion.