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Police: WWII artillery device found in Va. harmless

Thursday - 5/23/2013, 11:10am  ET

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Virginia State Police say a World War II artillery device found near New Market didn't have any explosives in it.

Media outlets say the device was a mortar round.

State police say a man approached a state trooper on Wednesday in a parking lot in Harrisonburg and asked if he could check the device. The man said his son found it Tuesday.

A bomb technician determined that the device was harmless.

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