The Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team rushed to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital following a report that a patient had been admitted with a munition in his rectum, police told The Sun on Thursday. — NY POST
“The item had been removed prior to police arrival and the Army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team were contacted,” said authorities, who confirmed that the round was not live.
The incident was confirmed to the outlet by the UK’s Ministry of Defense.
Sources told The Sun that the man said he had “slipped and fell” on the 2.2-inch shell, typically fired from WWII anti-tank artillery guns. The round was reportedly from his own personal collection of military memorabilia.
A hospital spokesman told the paper “As with any incident involving munitions, the relevant safety protocols were followed to ensure there was no risk to patients, staff or visitors at any time.”
He is expected to make a full recovery.