2nd military ordnance round found at Jones County recycling facility

Pine Belt

JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – There is an investigation underway in Jones County. A second military ordinance was found at a recycling area where an explosion happened on Wednesday.

On Job R Lane an investigation is underway after a second explosive device was discovered.

Jones County Sheriff’s Department, Jones County Emergency Management, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives are currently investigating the possible military ordnance device found near Jarrell Recycling in Moselle.

“We are here to establish a safe perimeter and to investigate what’s kind of happen here over the last couple of days, we’re here to really make the area safe for the citizens of Jones County and ensure that a tragedy like Wednesday doesn’t happen again.”

The U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance team from Fort Polk Louisiana is also assigned to investigate the munition and render the area safe.

“We certainly want to know if we have other devices, what we call explosive destructive device on scene our primary concern is ensuring we don’t have a device that could make citizens and make the business here a place that would be untenable to operate.”

The supervising agent with ATF said making sure everyone in the community is safe is the top priority right now. “There may or may not be a crime investigation, it’s very early stages of this incident. So right now, we’re just gathering facts but that’s secondary to ensuring this environment is safe.”

At this time, the area near Jarrell Recycling will be closed to the public until further notice.

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