Civil War ordnance found behind Petersburg home

Civil War ordnance found behind Petersburg home
One man was taken to a hospital and is expected to be okay. (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.