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Unexploded World War II shell found in Box Elder home

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BOX ELDER, S.D. (AP) - Bomb disposal experts from Ellsworth Air Force Base were called in after an unexploded military shell was discovered in a Box Elder residence.

The German shell was found among other World War II memorabilia belonging to a deceased veteran. A family member alerted authorities Monday.

Ellsworth officials determined it could be a live shell and took it to the base for disposal. Box Elder Police Chief Chris Misselt says it posed only a small threat to people outside the house.

The Ellsworth technicians determined the shell was from a cannon commonly mounted on Nazi airplanes during the war.

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