Garage sale buy leads to bomb squad callout

The bomb squad was called to remove the live shell. Photo / File
The bomb squad was called to remove the live shell. Photo / File

A garage sale bargain nearly became an explosive deal for an Auckland couple today.

A bomb disposal squad was called to a rural property on the North Shore, after a man found the tip of an artillery shell in a box.

Police northern communications shift commander Steve Kose says the man had purchased two boxes of assorted items at a garage sale a couple of days ago and while sorting through them today found the weapon.

He says the live shell was removed from the property just before 3pm.

- Newstalk ZB

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