Discovery of military shell prompts evacuations

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OCEANSIDE, Calif. – Bomb squad evacuated several homes in Oceanside to remove a live military shell, police said.

Residents on the 400 block of North Tremont Street in Oceanside were told to leave the area after a sheriff's bomb squad was called to investigate the discovery of a military shell, a sergeant said.

A man told authorities he found what appears to be a 40 mm shell in a trash bin over the weekend and brought it home placing it on his mantel.  On Tuesday, he decided he'd better have it safely removed from his property.

Bomb and arson teams evacuated the neighborhood while they disposed of the live ordinance.

As of 12:50 p.m., the ordinance was deemed safe and residents were allowed to return home, Oceanside police said.

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