Rome's Ciampino airport reopened after the discovery of WWII bomb

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By Cristina Abellan Matamoros
Rome's Ciampino airport reopened after the discovery of WWII bomb
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Rome's Ciampino airport reopened after the discovery of WWII bomb, said the official Rome airports Twitter account.

The airport had been evacuated due to the discovery of a WWII bomb an airport press officer told NBC.

The unexploded ordnance, or 'war device' as it was termed by Ciampino's press officer, was found by construction workers, according to the airport's alert system. The airport shut down as a precaution.

The Italian Ministry of Defence tweeted pictures and video of soldiers dismantling the bomb.

The airport is operating as normal, said the Twitter account.

Additional sources • NBC