Cleaning Crew Finds Mortar Round at Vacant Home

Ordnance determined to be mortar round

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    A mortar round found at a vacant home has drawn the attention of law enforcement in Lavon on Friday afternoon.

    The device was reported shortly before 3 p.m. by a cleaning crew working at the property on Lake Shadow Drive.

    The Lavon Police Department were called to the scene and temporarily evacuated nearby homes after a Collin County Sheriff's Deputy identified the ordnance as a mortar round.

    A Fort Hood military ordnance team will dispose of the device on Saturday. The FBI and the Fort Hood advised the Plano bomb squad not to touch the device.

    A Lavon police officer will be posted at the house to keep people away from the mortar round.

    Earlier this week, a hand grenade was found inside a rental home in Duncanville being cleaned for a new tenant. That device was determined to be non-functioning.