Police responded to Route 7 in New Milford Wednesday afternoon because of an old mortar shell being found. New Milford Police say the 60 mm mortar round was at Litchfield County Pickers, and appeared to be inert.
The area was evacuated and traffic was detoured around the address.
The State Police Emergency Services Unit Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team were called to the scene. The mortar was x-rayed and the results were inconclusive. The mortar was contained and transported from the scene for detonation. The incident remains under investigation.
The consignment shop, which also handles estate sales, is located at 7 Kent Road-Route 7 in New Milford.