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World War II bomb found in backyard of Riverside home

May 3, 2011 | 10:41 pm

Riverside World War 11 bomb
Workers cleaning the backyard of an empty house Tuesday in Riverside made an unlikely discovery: a World War II-era aerial bomb.

The rusty bomb was found in the 5600 block of Magnolia Avenue, prompting bomb squad officers to seal the area while they inspected the device, according to the Riverside Police Department.

Police described the bomb as "inert" and said it was unclear how long it had been abandoned at the residence or how it got there.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. James Dana at (951) 351-6024.

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Photo: Bomb found in backyard. Credit: Riverside Police Department

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