Replica Tomahawk missile falls off a truck on I-95 in the Bronx, NY.

Image: David Karp/Associated Press A missile, or at least a…

Image: David Karp/Associated Press

A missile, or at least a dead ringer for one, struck a darkened Bronx highway early yesterday, causing anxiety but no casualties and no big boom to speak of.

It was a replica of a Tomahawk cruise missile, identical in size and weight to the real thing, and it fell off a truck. The nearly 3,000-pound facsimile, used by the United States Navy for training exercises, was knocked onto a Bronx section of the New England Thruway when the flatbed truck that was transporting it broke down and was rear-ended by another truck, the police said.

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Image: U.S. Navy photo. (RELEASED) Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile during a flight test.

The dummy missile was in a fiberglass case, adorned with military markings and words that included “Missile” and “Inert.” The case cracked open as it fell to the ground.

Read the rest of Kareem Fahim’s article at the N.Y. Times.

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