Several houses in a North Texas neighborhood had to be evacuated after a man discovered a live artillery shell while working in his yard. 

WFAA reports officers were called to a home in the 1300 block of Circle Drive in Duncanville around 4:28 pm on Thursday (April 11) after the man reported he found the “missile-shaped object, possibly an explosive” while digging in his backyard. The man was ordered to immediately evacuate the property.

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Officers requested assistance from the Dallas Police Department’s bomb squad. On arrival at about 6:25 pm, it was determined the object was a live artillery shell. The Dallas bomb squad then recommended the United States Air Force’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal take possession of the artillery shell. 

The man claimed the previous homeowner was a veteran and most likely buried the artillery shell years ago. 

It is not believed the incident represents an ongoing risk to the public.

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