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Aug 20, 2014 8:42 PM by Scott Oathout

TPD removes mortar round from Automall business

TUCSON- Tucson Police and Davis-Monthan Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams removed a military mortar round from the Precession Toyota of Tucson on Wetmore Road Wednesday morning.

According to TPD, a construction crew working at the business found the mortar round, moved it to a box and sent a picture to TPD.

TPD deployed their EOD team after receiving the picture, TPD said.

After rendering the device safe, the 355th EOD team from D-M took possession of the device.

Several businesses around the dealership were evacuated and Wetmore was shutdown between Oracle and Fairview for several hours.

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