NEWTON, Mass. — Fire officials say the U.S. Navy was called in to deal with a live artillery shell found at an old salvage yard in Massachusetts.

WHDH-TV reports ( ) the 6-inch shell was found as crews were cleaning up the salvage yard in Newton on Wednesday.

A state police bomb squad was called in, along with a Navy team out of Newport, Rhode Island.

The Newton Fire Department says the Navy will dispose of the shell at a military facility.

Information from: WHDH-TV,

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