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Mar 17, 2011 6:44 PM by Greg Boyce

WWI chemical found inside old safe

Police officers were called to an an antique store at 1710 Dublin this morning when someone found two glass tubes inside an old safe. 

Originally the person who found them thought they could be nitroglycerin, an explosive.

An investigation showed the tubes contained chloropicrin, a World War I chemical agent.  The chemical causes vomiting.  They tubes were apparently used as a burglary deterrent. 

Employees at Willow Stone Antiques were given instructions from the HazMat team on how to dispose of the chemical.

 

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