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Bomb squad removes mortar found near home

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Flint police say the city's bomb squad has safely removed a military-style mortar that was found near a home.

The Flint Journal reports several area homes were evacuated Sunday following the find. No injuries were reported.

Walter Samson, 57, says he found the mortar a few days earlier and thought it was a novelty item. Police were called after he talked about it with his son, who is in the military.

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