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Possible Antique Bomb Sets-Off Concern

AMARILLO, TEXAS - After going undetected for almost 150 years, a possible civil war antique sent the bomb squad rushing into a North Amarillo neighborhood Friday afternoon.

Police say they're still not exactly sure what the object they found is or how dangerous it was, but an antique shop owner on River Road says a customer brought in a cannon ball from the Civil War.

The store-owner was trying to do research about how much it would sell for when a museum curator alerted her to the danger. The curator said this one was hollowed out, with a plug in it - meaning there might still be live ammo inside.

After collecting the one at the store, the bomb squad then searched a near-by property for more of the weapons. They will not say what else was found, if anything.

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