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Vehicle carrying WWII era mortar rounds stopped on Fort Bragg

Posted June 8, 2010 12:36 p.m. EDT
Updated June 8, 2010 6:13 p.m. EDT

— A vehicle carrying three World War II era bazooka-type mortar rounds was stopped trying to enter Fort Bragg on Tuesday morning, Fort Bragg Major Kristian Sorenson said.

A defense contractor traveling on post around 10 a.m. was brought in for questioning by military police and the FBI, which is standard procedure, Sorenson said. The mortars, which were not live rounds, were found in the trunk of the vehicle.

The explosive disposal team removed and disposed of the mortars.

It is unknown why the contractor, whose name was not released, had the rounds.

Traffic on the All American Freeway heading toward Fort Bragg was briefly diverted onto Sante Fe Drive, police said.

The road was reopened just after 12:30 p.m.