Macon police bomb squad members detonated World War II-era ordnance Tuesday morning that was found in a shed Sunday night.
Macon police Lt. Wilton Collins and Bibb County sheriffs deputy Thomas Kent used about 8 ounces of C-4 explosives to detonate a 40mm artillery round.
People cleaning out a shed in the 330 block of Mogul Road Sunday evening found the ordnance. They put it in a trash can and called deputies about 6:30 p.m., according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriffs Office.
The Macon Police Department bomb squad, which now includes Bibb deputies in advance of next years consolidation of the departments, removed the ordnance without incident.
Authorities urge anyone who finds any type of explosive or has suspicions about a device to call law enforcement before touching it.