A World War Two Japanese land mine turned up at a Peoria metal recycling center. The "Flower Pot" land mine is made of terra cotta, and doesn't trigger magnetic mine detectors. Operators of Behr recycling called police when they found the explosive device, and the military will pick up and dispose of the ordinance. It's believed the land mine, which typically contains 5 pounds of explosives, came into the recycling center as part of a larger load. Peoria police say they don't know if the mine is active.
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