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Civil War ordnance found behind Petersburg home

A bomb team is recovering a live Civil War ordnance from the home. (Source: RNN) A bomb team is recovering a live Civil War ordnance from the home. (Source: RNN)
PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) -

Virginia State Police and Petersburg Police are responding to a home in Petersburg after a Civil War ordnance was found.

The call came in around 5 p.m. Tuesday from the 200 block of High Street.

The bomb squad has been sent to recover what is described as a live mortar round found behind the home.

The area has been evacuated.

Sources confirmed the device was safely detonated at a landfill.

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