Man Finds Live Mortar Shell In Grandpa's Things

(AP) A bomb squad took a live mortar shell that a man found among his grandfather's possessions and detonated it at an undisclosed site. The sheriff's department said the grandson, whose name wasn't released, discovered the shell from the Korean War era at a home on Friday.

Authorities didn't say whether the grandfather was still alive or how he came to have the shell.

The grandson's brother, an active-duty serviceman, thought the shell might be live and should be destroyed, so the grandson drove to the Greeley Police Department to report what he had found.

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