SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department's bomb squad investigated what appeared to be a military ordnance that was found in Point Loma Saturday afternoon.
The owner of a house under construction called authorities to the 3200 block of Avenida de Portugal near Willow Street shortly before 2 p.m., according to Capt. Joe Amador.
The item was described as being about 1 1/2 feet long and about 6 inches in diameter.
It was a live artillery explosive shell from the WWII Korean era designed to create and explosion and then a billowing amount of smoke, according to authorities.
The live round was found in one of the bedrooms underneath the bed during a remodel. The homeowners believe it may have been left there by the previous owners. One neighbor was evacuated as a precaution, Amador said.
The Marine Corp Air Station Miramar also sent an explosives disposal team to the site to help identify the item.