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Military gear removed from near Bluffton PD for disposal

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A man arrived just after 9 a.m. Monday to the Bluffton Police Dept. saying he had some military ordnance that he wanted to dispose of.

Out of caution the area around the vehicle has been blocked off from civilian traffic, according to a Bluffton Police Dept. news release. Bluffton PD's Capt. Angela Tanner said no evacuations were conducted, but  people were asked to stay inside or leave through the rear parking lot on Carecore Drive.

The man told police the gear has been in his family and could date back to World War I. Tanner said she believes a man had it in New York and his brother brought it to Beaufort County in 2005.

Georgia native Dan Peschel was shopping next door.

"I almost suspected that it was an exercise of some sort," he said. 

But it wasn't.

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad and the Marine Corp Air Station E.O.D. Team responded. They confirmed that it is military ordinance, according to the release. They don't have more details about the contents.

The material taken by the military for proper disposal, according to police. Tanner does not know which military facility it has been take to.

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