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Va resident finds cannonball in flower bed

Friday - 3/30/2012, 5:41pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. - A Richmond resident unearthed an unexpected item while digging in a flower bed.

Police Capt. Paul Kinry tells The Richmond Times-Dispatch ( that the resident found a Civil War-era cannonball.

Kinry says the bomb squad was called to the home because the cannonball still had a fuse, which could make it unstable.

The bomb squad used a robot to secure the cannonball and took it to another location, where it was detonated.

Kinry says the cannonball discovered Thursday night weighed 5 to 10 pounds.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch,

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