An old mortar was found in Norwich on Tuesday morning, according to police.
The mortar was found by someone on Central Avenue between 12th and 13th streets around 10:15 a.m. The Connecticut State Police Explosive Unit was called to the scene for the suspicious item.
NPD units out on Central Avenue between 12th and 13th street investigating a suspicious item. CSP explosive unit... https://t.co/bPtpTtF7Wx— Norwich Police (@NorwichPD) May 2, 2017
After their investigation, police determined that the mortar was inert and was not military-issued.
There were no reported injuries and no threat to the public at any time.
Update on Central Avenue , CSP determined there was no danger and the item was not a military mortar round as... https://t.co/qlryT6HOW3— Norwich Police (@NorwichPD) May 2, 2017
The item has since been removed from the area.
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