NAHA, Okinawa Pref. (Kyodo) A metal object found in the front license plate of a car in the town of Kin, Okinawa Prefecture, “through visual inspection only, appears to be a steel core penetrator of a .50-caliber bullet,” the U.S. Marine Corps said Friday in a statement.

“There is no clear evidence showing any connection between this piece and any recent marine corps training activity,” the statement added, however.

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