Ashland County Bomb Squad determines item found at Mansfield home not dangerous

(Source: Mansfield Police Department)
(Source: Mansfield Police Department)
Published: Sep. 17, 2022 at 4:29 PM EDT
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MANSFIELD, Ohio (WOIO) - The Ashland County Bomb Squad investigated a suspicious item Saturday afternoon after it was discovered inside an abandoned Mansfield home.

Some residents were evacuated from the neighborhood after a demolition team found a mortar shell as they were clearing belongings from the Harker Street home.

Mansfield police officials confirmed to 19 News the mortar shell was determined to be harmless about three hours into the incident.

The bomb squad used x-ray technology to determine if the mortar shell was live.