FORT RILEY- An unexploded ordnance was unearthed near the intersection of
Jackson Avenue and Hampton Place on Custer Hill Friday.
Since the ordnance could not be identified, Fort Riley officials temporarily evacuated about 60 residences in the area. The ordnance was removed and transported to a safe location for proper disposal.
Fort Riley officials thanked those impacted for their patience as the scene was secured and the ordnance removed.
Responding agencies included Fort Riley’s Directorate of Emergency Services, the 1st Infantry Division’s 84th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, and Corvias Military Living.
A gathering point for displaced families was temporarily established to accommodate those evacuated.