German artillery shell found in Chippewa County shed

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BLOOMER, Wis. (WEAU) -- A bomb squad and the United States Army responded to reports of an explosive in Chippewa County.

Courtesy: Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office

According to the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office, they were called to the Town of Bloomer, just outside the city around 9:50 a.m. Thursday morning.

Deputies say a person cleaning out their shed found a suspicious object, which was later identified as a German Mountain artillery shell.

The Marathon-Oneida County Bomb Squad, along with the United States army out of Madison responded to the scene.

The artillery shell was removed from the shed and properly disposed of.

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