BONNE TERRE, Mo. -- An eastern Missouri city hall was evacuated after a resident found mortar shells and took them in for inspection.
Bonne Terre City Hall and a two-block radius around it were evacuated Friday after a man found mortar shells while cleaning a house.
He took the shells in for city officials to inspect. Those officials weren't sure if the mortars were live, and an evacuation was ordered as a precaution.
Ammunition experts from Fort Leonard Wood were being brought in to determine if the mortars were dangerous.