BAFB team removes inert training round found in Shreveport

Explosive turns out to be inert training round

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A suspected mortar shell found Monday afternoon in Shreveport is a non-explosive training round, authorities say.

Barksdale Air Force Base's ordnance disposal team has removed the device and taken it to the base.

Shreveport police said a man, not knowing what the device was, brought it from a scrapyard in Texas.

The device was discovered about 12:30 p.m. in the 5300 block of Bienville Avenue.

That's between Mansfield Road and Hattie Perry Park and a couple blocks north of Hollywood Avenue.

That scene has since been cleared.

A police corporal was patrolling the area when someone saw the device and flagged him down.

The officer then cleared the area and called the Shreveport Fire Department to bring in its bomb equipment.

Authorities were treating it as an active device.

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