ROGERSVILLE, Mo. -- According to the Greene County Sheriff's Office, a bomb found at an abandoned residence in the 9800 block of E. Charity Dr. was fired in the past and has been deemed safe.
The device has been identified as an anti-tank round.
Fort Leonard Wood Explosive Ordnance Disposal officials have taken possession of the shell.
ROGERSIVILLE, Mo. – Greene County Deputies, detectives and the Springfield Fire Department Bomb Squad are investigating the discovery of a potential bomb found near an abandoned residence in the 9800 block of E. Charity Dr.
Officers at the scene say neighbors found the "missile-like" device in the front yard of the residence. They say they do not know if the device is live at this point.
According to Greene County Deputy Cathy Ussery, immediate areas around the scene at Oak Crest Mobile Home Park have been evacuated and a perimeter has been established.
Ussery says the investigation is in an early stage, however, she says it appears to be a "military-grade bomb."
Officers on-scene say it is a "waiting game" until Fort Leonard Wood Explosive Ordnance Disposal officials arrive to assist in the investigation and identify the device.
The device is described as 2-feet by 4-inches and about three pounds, but no other information was immediately available.
A KOLR10 News is at the scene. Additional information will be made available as it is released.
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