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AUSTRIA-TANK SHELL SWAP
Dummy tank shell offered on Austrian swap site revealed as live explosive
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 24, 2013 4:50 PM EDT
It's not often that a swap site transaction results in the evacuation of an apartment house. But then again, how often is one of the objects being traded a live tank shell?
Thursday's report said police were called to examine the shell by its new owner shortly after she had exchanged two bottles of wine and a picture frame for it on an online swap site.
ORF said the shell's previous owner had used it as a door stopper.
The report says both women face unspecified criminal charges.