World War II Bomb Transported Safely Out of Hobbs

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A World War II bomb is sitting in a safe and secure area after being uncovered a week ago.

It's been safely moved by Air Force and Army explosive specialists to the Melrose Air Force Range where it will be detonated.

The bomb was found last week in White City, New Mexico, where some locals were digging.

They took it to a field just outside the Western Heritage Museum in Hobbs to see if the museum wanted it.

That caused concern, because it could still be explosive.

Air force and army technicians were unable to positively identify it, so they safely packed it up and moved it to the bombing range.