by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Military, civilian personnel and residents who live or work near the entrance to Naval Magazine will be evacuated on Thursday afternoon as the Navy performs a render safe procedure a World War II era 500-pound bomb. According to a release from Joint Region Marianas, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5 Detachment Marianas will conduct the render safe procedure on the unexploded ordnance.
The bomb was discovered earlier this week in a construction site across from building 400, which is near the entrance to the Naval Magazine. All military, civilian personnel and residents within 2,150 feet from the construction site are advised that they must evacuate the area at 3pm and avoid the area until the all-clear is given.
The Guam Police Department will secure traffic along Route 5 and Route 12 immediately outside the Naval Magazine gate entrance. The evacuation period is not expected to last beyond 6pm.