Nuclear missile found in US man’s garage

February 04, 2024

Bellevue police bomb squad technicians said it was a Douglas AIR-2 Genie, an unguided air-to-air rocket designed to carry a 1.5kt W25 nuclear warhead - Bellevue Police DepartmentA rusting rocket discovered in a man’s garage in Washington state is in fact an inert nuclear missile, police have said. Authorities contacted a man in Bellevue after he called the Air Force Museum offering to donate a military-grade rocket that belonged to his late neighbour. Bellevue police bomb squad technicians said it was a Douglas AIR-2 Genie, an unguided air-to-air rocket that is designed to carry a 1.5kt W25 nuclear warhead. Seth Tyler, a spokesman for Bellevue police department, said the device was “just basically a gas tank for rocket fuel”. He told the BBC the event was “not serious at all”, adding that “our bomb squad member asked me why we were releasing a news release on a rusted piece of metal”.