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Mortar round found in East Palo Alto home

Police determined it was not a safety hazard

A possible explosive device found in an East Palo Alto residence was determined to be an old inert training mortar round, according to Menlo Park police.

The East Palo Alto Police Department and Menlo Park Fire Department responded to a call about the device, which was found found in a residence on the 2000 block of Euclid Avenue in East Palo Alto. The San Mateo County Bomb Squad responded to assess the device.

The bomb squad determined the device did not pose any danger. The squad took custody of the device and the surrounding area was opened for regular traffic, police said.

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Posted by UC Davis Grad
a resident of Mountain View
on Jun 14, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Question: How did that round end up in a private residence in the first place?


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Posted by Mr.Recycle
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jun 14, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Collectible? You can buy them online.

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Posted by UC Davis Grad
a resident of Mountain View
on Jun 14, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Okay, that would explain it. But in terms of collectibles, that would be a rather unusual one to have around the house...


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