Cleanout Leads to Cannonball Discovery
Mansfield, Massachusetts A Civil War-era cannonball found at a Mansfield home prompted a bomb squad response. The Mansfield Police Department was called in after family members cleaning the home of their deceased father found the ordnance.
The Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad was also called in to examine the device. An x-ray revealed an unknown substance inside that prompted the bomb squad to conduct a controlled detonation to dispose of the item. Mansfield police apologized to nearby residents for the noise. Police also asked residents to call the department if they come across any old munitions.
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