BONNE TERRE — An eastern Missouri city hall was evacuated after a resident found mortar shells and took them in for inspection.
It happened Friday in Bonne Terre. City hall and a two-block radius were evacuated after a man found the shells while cleaning a house.
He took the shells in for city officials to inspect. Those officials weren't sure if the mortars were live, and an evacuation was ordered as a precaution.
Ammunition experts from Ft. Leonard Wood were being brought in to determine if the mortars were a danger.