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      Workers find World War I mortar in condemned home

      While demolishing a condemned home in Cadillac, workers found a World War I mortar.

      While demolishing a condemned home in Cadillac, workers found a World War I mortar.

      Police were called to the home on Whaley Road and then contacted the Michigan State Police Bomb Squad.

      Two bomb technicians examined the device and determined it was a British World War I 3-inch mortar and was believed to be a practice round.

      They x-rayed the device and could see something was inside the chamber, but could not determine whether or not it was live.

      The bomb technicians took the device to a gravel pit and shot a charge through the side of the device. They then learned that the mortar was filled with sand and was a practice round.

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