EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)-- A bomb squad from Marathon County was called in Thursday after a home owner found railway torpedoes.
Eau Claire police say the home owner bought a few items from an estate sale and discovered the torpedoes in the items.
Officers say railroads once used the small devices to alert and train new drivers.
The bomb squad was called to the home at 1703 Del Ray Court and was able to remove and detonate the devices safely.
The home was evacuated while crews responded and no one was hurt.