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Unexploded military shell forces evacuation in Watertown

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) – Police say an unexploded military shell found in a northern New York city led to a block of homes being evacuated.

WWNY-TV reports the block in Watertown was taped off for several hours on Tuesday night. An explosive ordnance disposal unit was called in from nearby Fort Drum to remove the shell. People were allowed back into their homes around 9:45 p.m.

City council member Lisa Ruggiero posted on Facebook that a man discovered the shell while digging up his driveway.

PHOTO: Courtesy of Lisa Ruggiero

Associated Press

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