A family who recently moved into a home on Shadow Woods Lane in Waupaca discovered World War II explosive ordinance while going through some boxes.
Waupaca police were called out to the house shortly before 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21.
The residents told police the explosive projectile had been in the family for years and they wanted to discard it safely.
Lt. Geoff Johnson described the explosive as a “tip of a mortar fuse.” He said the projectile was live but the pin was still inserted in the device.
Waupaca police contacted the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office and requested the assistance of their bomb squad.
Outagamie and Brown County personnel removed the item from the home without incident.