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Biloxi bomb squad to detonate Civil War cannon balls

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Two cannon balls, believed to be from the Civil War era, were turned over to Biloxi Police Thursday afternoon. A man brought the two cannon balls to the Public Safety Center on Porter Avenue.

The Biloxi Police Bomb Squad carefully removed the arms from the back of a pick-up truck and transferred them to a Bomb Squad vehicle. Officers then transported them to the firing range in Woolmarket to be safely detonated.

Police say the cannon balls weigh at least 50 pounds each.

The man who brought the cannon balls to police told them he first took the artifacts to the Seafood Industry Museum office to donate.

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