Residents in part of the Land Park area were briefly evacuated Tuesday while police determined whether an old artillery shell found in a neighborhood garage was functional.
Homes in the 3800 block of 12th Street in the area of Cavanaugh Way and Bartley Drive were evacuated late Tuesday afternoon after a family member found the device while cleaning a relative’s residence, according to Sacramento Police Department Twitter post. Neighbors said a 98-year-old woman lived in the house and was recently moved to a nursing home.
Police said the nearby area was evacuated as a precaution.
Police announced about 7:20 p.m. that the streets had reopened. The device didn’t work.