Old mortar shell forces Grand Island pawn shop to evacuate

Device was determined to be no threat

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KLKN) – A pawn shop in Grand Island was evacuated after a customer brought in a mortar shell to sell.

A little after 2 p.m. yesterday, Grand Island Police were notified about the explosive at GI Loan Shop, 1004 W Second St.

Employees did not know whether the mortar shell was safe or not and called GIPD. The building was evacuated while the Nebraska State Patrol’s bomb squad investigated.

They determined there was no threat and business resumed as normal yesterday.

If anyone has an old item that is suspected to be a live ordnance, they should contact GIPD and allow them to examine whether it is safe or not. They will get in contact with Nebraska State Patrol to dispose of items properly.

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