12/04/2014 05:39 EST | Updated 02/03/2015 05:59 EST

World War II Bomb Shell Removed From Stanley Park

Vancouver Police

A World War II bomb shell has been removed from Stanley Park by Vancouver police.

The mortar shell was discovered by someone with a metal detector near the​ HMCS Discovery naval base on Deadman's Island Thursday afternoon.

A Vancouver police bomb squad closed off the part of the park around the facility, which was built during World War II.

Police X-rayed the shell, but could not determine whether it was live or not. It has been removed for further analysis.

Police have now left and reopened the park.

Google Map: HMSC Discovery naval base on Deadman's Island in Stanley Park, Vancouver


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