Yesterday, leaving the office, I heard the unmistakable sound of a large explosion echoing through downtown. Way too loud to be a transformer blowing up, and too orderly to be a crane falling out of the sky, this explosion was a true bomb. WTF was going on?
Turns out that the metal processing plant south of the city had an unexpected explosion on Tuesday morning. Apparently a large mortar round was mixed into the metal in the compactor, and it did what ordnance does when compacted with metal: it goes boom. So the army munitions experts were called in to extract the remaining ordnance and detonate it. It’s been going on for three days now. What I heard might have been a 90mm anti-tank mortar.
The real question, however, is who the hell is throwing out a large quantity of mortar rounds? And why can’t they put that shit on Craigslist like everyone else?