PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) -- A potentially deadly military explosive was found buried in the backyard of a Pueblo home which prompted the response of the Pueblo Metro Bomb squad and Fort Carson Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group.
April Montoya, the homeowner, said on Monday, landscapers clearing out the backyard of her home discovered something they deemed, "suspicious." Montoya said they placed it by her front door. “I actually picked it up a couple of times," Montoya said. "It was extremely heavy and I made some jokes about it looking like a torpedo.”
Montoya was not exactly sure what she was looking at and called police Tuesday morning. The Pueblo Metro Bomb Squad responded and told Montoya and her family to leave the property. “They said it was a live military explosive,” Montoya said.
Because of the potential danger, Fort Carson was called in to take the explosive. Montoya was relieved this situation didn't come to a deadly conclusion.
“I was just glad that my kids were safe," Montoya said. "I’m glad we were all safe that nothing happened to the landscapers."
Pueblo Police officials said Fort Carson will dispose of the explosive. At the time of publishing, Fort Carson had not said what type of explosive it was or if it had the potential to detonate.