Korean War-era rocket found in SW Wash.

Korean War-era rocket found in SW Wash.

Credit: Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office

Korean War-era rocket found in SW Wash.

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on July 5, 2013 at 4:54 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 8:38 PM

CASTLE ROCK, Wash. -- A Cowlitz County sheriff's spokesman says a small Korean War-era rocket found near a Castle Rock, Wash., barn lacked a live warhead but was capable of being launched because it contained propellant.

The Daily News of Longview reports that sheriff's spokesman Charlie Rosenzweig said the two-foot-long rocket appeared to be a training round and posed no significant danger.

He says it's unclear where it came from. A sheriff's report says it surfaced last weekend in blackberry bushes near a barn. A woman who lives on the property reported it Tuesday.

A team from Joint Base Lewis-McCord picked it up Tuesday afternoon. The military officials described it as a training rocket.

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