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Posted on: December 10, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Harpswell Military Ballistic Projectile

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Incident Date:  12/10/2018

Incident Time:  1020hrs

Incident Location:  Bailey Island Lobster Wharf, Abner Point Rd Harpswell

Release Date:  12/10/2018

Release Time: 1500 hrs

On the above date and time, the Cumberland  County Sheriff’s Office responded to a suspicious object found on the docks of the Bailey Island Lobster Wharf.  Responding deputies examined the object and later determined it was likely some form of a military ballistic projectile.

Further investigation revealed that the object was caught in the gear of a local fishing vessel and pulled aboard and subsequently transported to land.  The object was found approximately 12 miles off the coast of Harpswell.

The United States Navy and Maine State Police Bomb Squad were both notified of this finding.  In a coordinated effort, Maine State Police explosive experts responded and removed the object.  It was later detonated in a local sand pit. 

Further inquiries can be addressed to:

Captain Scott Stewart

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