A mortar shell found in a Winder yard Tuesday was destroyed early Wednesday morning by a bomb squad from Dobbins Air Force Base.
A resident digging in his yard on Creekwood Road late Tuesday afternoon uncovered the device, described as a tube with fins. Local authorities were called and the UGA Police Department Bomb Disposal Unit was called.
After determining the device was military related, a bomb squad from Dobbins AFB was called. The device was found to be safe to handle and was removed from the yard to the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office shooting range where it was detonated.