A teen member of a Department of Ecology cleanup crew made a very interesting discovery while working on the SR 509 freeway in Burien Monday morning, Aug. 15.
They found a World War I-era rifle!
But don’t worry – it was removed safely by a State Trooper.
“The responding officer disassembled the rifle on the spot,” Larry Altose from Ecology told The B-Town Blog. “Our crews call Washington State Patrol whenever a weapon is found. We never handle them.”
No word yet on where this historic artifact came from, nor where it may end up.

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