Mortar round brought to Dennis PD

mortar roundSOUTH DENNIS – The Dennis Police Department reports that at approximately 9:30 a.m. Saturday a person entered the Dennis Police Department to report that he had brought a mortar shell, which had been at his residence, to the station for disposal. The person reportedly kept the round in his car.

Dennis Police and Fire personnel cordoned off the area in front of the police department and contacted the Massachusetts State Police to request a trooper from the Bomb Disposal Unit.

The State Police Bomb Technician arrived on scene and determined the shell was an inert training round and took custody of it for disposal. The scene was cleared as of 10:30 a.m.

Media release and photo courtesy of the Dennis Police Department

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