Mortar shell found at Battle Creek-area home

A mortar shell found in Emmett Township. (Courtesy Emmett Township DPS - April 27, 2014)

EMMETT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The Battle Creek bomb squad was called to Emmett Township Sunday after a woman discovered a mortar shell.

Authorities were first called to the 12000 block of Beadle Lake Road around 10 a.m. for a report of an explosive device, according to the Emmett Township Department of Public Safety.

Emmett Township authorities remove a mortar shell from a residence. (April 27, 2014)
(Emmett Township and Battle Creek authorities remove a mortar shell from a residence. April 27, 2014)

A woman there had been going through the belongings of her decease fiance and come across a large mortar shell. She told an friend who is a veteran and he told her to call police because it could be dangerous.

When Emmett Township DPS arrived, they found the shell and called the Battle Creek Police Department bomb squad. Members of the bomb squad said the shell could be live, so they took it to Fort Custer to perform a controlled demolition.

Last week, a military bomb squad had to brought in after a Battle Creek man discovered a live anti-tank shell.

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