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Buried bullets 03-05-08

Hawaii Police Department
South Hilo Patrol
Acting Sergeant Kelley Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2213
March 5, 2008

Media Release

The Hilo Landfill on Leilani Street has been closed since this morning after live .50 caliber bullets were found buried under ground.

Police officers responded to the site at 8:55 a.m. in response to a report that a construction worker found the bullets while operating a back hoe to dig a waterline trench.

Military personnel from Pohakuloa Training Area were contacted and responded to the scene to assist with removal. The landfill was closed as a precaution for the safety of the public and is expected to be closed all day today.