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Unexploded naval shell forces Fort Shafter evacuation

By Star-Advertiser staff

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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.






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