Apparent decades-old mortar found in backyard of Jacksonville home, police say

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A woman who was out gardening at her home came across what appeared to be a decades-old mortar, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

According to Lt. James, with the Sheriff’s Office, JSO’s Hazardous Material team was called to the scene on San Juan Avenue near Woodmere Drive and removed it from the scene.

The device was said to be inert.