Woman unsure how late husband got explosives found at home
Sep. 09, 2015
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Brockton widow says she isn't sure how Vietnam-era military explosives ended up in her garage.
Jean Marzilli tells The Enterprise (http://bit.ly/1JVWX2p ) she was cleaning out the garage at her West Street home Tuesday afternoon when she found the boxes of the Claymore mines. She called her retired firefighter neighbor to take a look, and he suspected that the mines might be live.
The discovery prompted a response from firefighters and police that led to the evacuation of nearby homes for about three hours.
Navy demolition experts from Newport, Rhode Island, secured and removed the anti-personnel devices just after 8 p.m.
Marzilli says her late husband, Jay, a military history buff, told her about them before he died of cancer in March but she doesn't know where he got them.
Brockton police say no charges are expected.
Information from: The (Brockton, Mass.) Enterprise, http://www.enterprisenews.com