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Man finds explosive device in yard

Device may be from World War One era

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police responded to an Ortega home Sunday afternoon after a man found an explosive device in his yard.

John Rimer had just moved into his westside home on Robert D. Gordon Road. He was cleaning out bushes in his yard when he found an explosive device. Rimer believes it could be from the World War One era. 

The device still had a charge. Police were called to the home to ensure it was disposed of safely.

Nearby homes were evacuated for safety reasons.