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Live mortar shell found in Cottonwood Heights neighborhood, police block area

Live mortar shell found in Cottonwood Heights neighborhood, police block area (Photo: Jeremy Harris / KUTV)

(KUTV) A live World War II mortar shell, found in a Cottonwood Heights neighborhood has prompted police to block the area.

Cottonwood Heights police said the Cardinal Way area will be blocked until a bomb squad, perhaps from Hill Air Force Base, or Unified Fire Authority, can remove the explosive device. Police said the device was found by a citizen and 911 was called. It is believed the device was live.

It is not yet clear where the device was found.

Police and fire crews were on scene.

2News has a crew on the way. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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