Family cleaning late relative’s home finds mortar shell
By Bob Mims
| The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Oct 01 2013 08:32 am • Last Updated Oct 01 2013 12:59 pm
Family members cleaning out the Salt Lake City home of a deceased relative found more than memories; they uncovered an old military mortar shell.
Salt Lake City police Detective Rick Wall said the department’s bomb squad determined the round from a World War II era mortar — a portable, muzzleloading cannon used to fire short-range shells at high trajectories — was not active, and thus not a danger.
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