Homes evacuated after decades-old explosive found in Wake County yard

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Multiple homes in a Wake County neighborhood were evacuated out of precaution after a decades-old decommissioned explosive was found on Saturday afternoon.

A Wake County Sheriff's Office spokesperson said the incident happened along the 3700 block of Tar Heel Club Road just off of Old Milburnie Road around 1 p.m.

Crews with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation came out to deactivate the 50-year-old explosive just after 3 p.m.

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