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Bomb squad called to USS Constitution

September 22, 2005

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A black-powder shell failed to fire from a cannon on board the USS Constitution during a routine blast at 7:13 p.m. yesterday at the Charlestown Navy Yard, prompting officials to call in the Boston Police Department's explosives unit, Officer John Boyle said. The shell was transported to a Boston police range on Moon Island, where it was rendered safe, Boyle ... (Full article: 679 words)

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