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Turned in mortar results in police station evacuation

SAUGERTIES - A two hour evacuation of police headquarters occurred after resident attempted to turn in a mortar, according to police.

Police Chief Joseph Sinagra said the town resident, in cleaning his newly purchased home, found the 75 millimeter mortar, and brought it to police Wednesday afternoon, not realizing it could be live.

Police are investigating how long the mortar may have been there.

The mortar was removed without incident.

Police stress, if anyone finds a questionable device, to call authorities.
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