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Oceanside Police safely remove military ordnance from construction site

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Posted at 1:24 PM, Jul 21, 2021

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) — Oceanside Police issued an evacuation order Wednesday after construction crews working in a dirt lot discovered an old military artillery round at the site.

Officers and Oceanside Fire Department alerted the public just after 1:15 p.m. over "a suspicious item found in the ground" at 119 S. Tremont Street. A police spokesperson told ABC 10News that construction workers in the area reported finding an object described as military ordnance.

Residents were ordered to stay 300 feet away from 119 S. Tremont St. and those already within the area were told to evacuate, while bomb squad personnel worked to safely remove the artillery.

It wasn't clear whether the ordnance was live or not.

Bus service in the area was diverted during the investigation but resume normal operations later in the day, according to North County Transit District.