POSTED: 5:14 p.m. HST, Mar 30, 2011
An unexploded World War II-era shell prompted an evacuation at Fort Shafter today, but was removed safely by an ordnance disposal team.
Construction workers repairing a retaining wall found the ordnance about 7:30 a.m., a U.S. Army Garrison press release said.
The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Directorate of Emergency Services and the base's police evacuated the surrounding area as a precaution.
A team from the 706th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company identified the unexploded ordnance as a World War II-era, 12-inch naval shell and took it to Schofield Barracks for disposal.
All areas were cleared by noon and reopened.