Ky. antique shop find forces evacuation

PARIS, Ky. (AP) – What a Kentucky antique dealer thought was a neat aircraft part caused police to evacuate her store in Paris.

Store owner Patty Fairbanks told WKYT-TV in Lexington she never knows what she will find at estate sales. But Fairbanks said a military enthusiast who frequents her shop recognized the device she was trying to twist the top off of as a piece of a Cold War-era missile.

Fairbanks called police, who got everyone out of the antique shop. Also evacuated were a nearby dentist office and a pool hall.

A Kentucky State Police bomb squad was called in to remove the device. It wasn’t clear whether it was an active explosive.


Information from: WKYT-TV,

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