Evacuation called after man brings old artillery shells to dispatch center

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A State Patrol dispatch center was evacuated after a man brought old, unused military shells to a State Patrol dispatch center near the Badger Army Ammunition in Sauk County Wednesday.

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State Patrol says a man was trying to dispose of the explosives at the center.

The dispatch center was evacuated for about 15 minutes, and a bomb squad was later called in and hauled the explosives away to a safe location.

The explosives never detonated and no one was hurt.

Authorities say if you find any explosives on your property, leave it alone – leave the area – and call 911. Do not handle the explosives in any way.