Photo: Beach audience for a World War II bomb detonation

BY newsdesk  May 19, 2014 at 3:23 PM EST
Photo by Michel Porro/Getty Images

Photo by Michel Porro/Getty Images

People on the beach watched the detonation of a World War II-era airplane bomb in Wassenaar, Netherlands Monday.

The 500 pound bomb was discovered while dredging water near a building site in the nearby town of Leiden on May 9, prompting the evacuation of nearby homes and businesses. The bomb was dropped by British allied forces during the second World War.