Dynamite removed from historical society
June 22, 2014 1:25 AM

POTTSVILLE (AP) — A central Pennsylvania building is considered safe after authorities were able to remove a stick of 50-year-old dynamite from a display case.

The Republican-Herald of Pottsville reported a worker found the item inside a cabinet at the Schuylkill Historical Society, and authorities were called in because it had started to deteriorate.

A police chief says there wasn’t any danger. Bomb disposal experts from the Reading Police Department removed the dynamite on Friday and burned it at a remote location. Authorities say the dynamite had been in the case with other mining material for more than three years.

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