A construction crew unearthed a piece of military memorabilia while working near the Oceanside Transportation Center on Wednesday, July 21.
Constructions workers were at a job site in the 100 block of South Tremont Street when they discovered an old military shell.
The discovery caused a road closure and evacuations as officials prepared to remove the potentially explosive device.
According to the Oceanside Police Department, the incident was reported around 12:30 P.M. on Wednesday.
The police then notified Camp Pendleton for assistance. They sent in an ordnance-handling team to dispose of the ammunition, said OPD spokesman Tom Bussey.
According to Bussey, the origin of the military shell was unclear to officials. They described it as resembling a "very oversized .45 (caliber) round" that might be fired by a 'howitzer-type weapon."
As of Wednesday, Bussey said it was still unclear if the piece of ammunition was still live.
By 4:46 P.M. the antique ammunition had been removed and the police department had canceled their evacuation order for the surrounding area.