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Suspicious device found in backyard of Fort Lauderdale home

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- The bomb squad was called out to the scene of a suspicious device found in the backyard of a home Thursday morning.

A homeowner said he was doing some digging in his yard, along the 1500 Block of SW 27th Terrace when he discovered a big piece of metal. "It was under the backyard. I was putting a paver in. It's about 8 inches long, it looks like a 1950 mortar shell or possibly some kind of propellant kind of grenade, something along those lines you'd see in a old movie," he said.

He then called police and the Fort Lauderdale bomb squad responded as a precaution, and the neighborhood was evacuated. After investigating it, they determined it posed no threat to the homeowner or nearby neighbors.

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