Seekonk police cruiser

SEEKONK — An unexploded mortar was taken by a state police bomb squad for safe disposal after a resident brought it to the police station Monday morning, officials said.

The unfired 3-inch projectile was brought to the station about 10:30 a.m. by a resident with a family member who was a World War II veteran, officials said.

Officers took the ordnance outside and limited access to the police and fire station complex at 500 Taunton Ave., town Police Chief Dean Isabella said.

Police did not believe anyone was in any danger but contacted the bomb squad “out of an abundance of caution,” Isabella said.

A bomb squad trooper and U.S. Navy explosives ordnance disposal technician packed the item securely and transported it for disposal, Dave Procopio, a state police spokesman, said.

The driveway to the police and fire station was closed during the emergency, Isabella said.

Peck Street was used to get access to it, according to the police chief.

David Linton may be reached at 508-236-0338.

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