Camp Ripley investigates after private property owner finds training round
CAMP RIPLEY--The Camp Ripley Training Center is conducting a comprehensive investigation into the discovery of a training round found this weekend on private property in the Fort Ripley Township.
CAMP RIPLEY-The Camp Ripley Training Center is conducting a comprehensive investigation into the discovery of a training round found this weekend on private property in the Fort Ripley Township.
Investigating officials will determine whether it was a firing error or if a munition malfunction occurred, a news release stated. There were no injuries as a result of this event. The size and nature of the training round was unavailable Monday as the investigation continued.
Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey of the Camp Ripley Public Affairs office said there was only one training round found by the landowner. Housey said details are still being investigated, such as when the round was fired and what happened after it was fired. Housey said the round was fired sometime over the weekend, and there are several units currently training on the Camp Ripley base.
Fort Ripley Township borders Camp Ripley property.
Housey said this type of occurrence is rare. He said Camp Ripley will report the findings of the investigation once complete.
The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad was called to the Fort Ripley property at 10:12 p.m. Saturday on the 3700 block of Bedow Road for the inert military round.