Welcome to LoudounTimes.com
Loudoun Times-Mirror

Anti-tank missiles removed from Leesburg neighborhood

A Leesburg neighborhood is finally calm after the U.S. Army removed an anti-tank missiles earlier today.

According to Loudoun County Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief James Williams, a homeowner in the 500 block of Rockbridge Drive SE was cleaning out her garden shed on June 29 when she found the missiles. She took a photo of the explosives and showed it to authorities, and at approximately 1:30 p.m. Leesburg Police Department and the Loudoun County Bomb Squad went to the scene. The police and bomb squad established a safety perimeter of approximately 100 feet in the neighborhood. Representatives from the U.S. Army arrived a few hours later.

As posted on Leesburg Mayor Kristen Umstattdā€™s Facebook, the perimeter was extended to 400 yards and police went door-to-door evacuating residents. Around 100 people were evacuated.

According to the mayor's posting, officials believe the missiles were Desert Storm era.

In between 10 and 11 p.m. the missiles had been removed from the area by military personnel. At around 11:30 p.m., residents were notified it was safe to return home.

The homeowner has stated that she does not know how the bombs got in the shed.

This is an ongoing story. Check back later for more updates.


Great, now how is this homeowner supposed to protect themselves from the tank driving criminals?

Love It!  “Jerk” get’s caught at the old game, and doubles down, now claiming “a deputy sheriff told me” line, when in realty, as stated earlier, that we have video tape, live shots, of a bomb disposal unit racing through Leesburg taking “live” and extremely dangerous missiles for destruction.  And guess what, boys and girls, a fin on a missile does not mean it has been already “used up.”  Clearly, we do have, in fact, someone trying to claim conspiracy at work.  My question, is why?

I don’t know who to believe here.  Some say they were harmless.  The reporter does not mention that.  Another poster says they were detonated.  I guess facts just don’t matter anymore, do they ?  I think I will just resort to reading ONLY The Onion; the only true news reporting agency left !

Let’s see.  Quite an event, well handled by the Leesburg Police, County Emergency, and the Army, all the while we were kept informed by Mayor Umstattd, who kept us all informed on her facebook, late into the night.  The authorities rendered safe two anti-tank missiles.  Yet, some commentor to this story, wants to claim that this was all a fraud.  Really.  So that is why we saw on the news, a bomb transport vehicle racing out of Leesburg, to a safe place to detonate the missiles.  Some people seem determined to discount every story, including, those who believe we never landed man on the moon.

Another assault on our second amendment rights.

I understand it was desert storm era, likely a souvenir bring back someone forgot about or feared transporting again.

Did somebody forget about an old Army depot from a bygone era?

Post a comment

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

Comments express only the views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of this website or any associated person or entity. Any user who believes a message is objectionable can contact us at ltmeditor@loudountimes.com.

More News

The Loudoun Times-Mirror

is an interactive, digital replica
of the printed newspaper.
Click here for all e-editions.