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Bomb squad called to remove Civil War relics from house

The bomb squad was called in to a house in Virginia to diffuse several explosive items a Civil War relic hunter had in his collection.

When Cleveland decided it was time to part with a Civil War-era cannonball and a mortar shell, he figured the safest and most effective way was to call police.

“The one’s they’re taking away came from around Petersburg,” said Cleveland. ”If you haven’t done anything to it, it’s dry powder – and it’s highly explosive. I’d rather have somebody handle it that knows what they’re doing.”

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Story: Wayne Covil & Nick Dutton, WTVR | Photo: WTVR

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