FORT MEADE, Md. (WJZ)–Utility workers make an alarming discovery in a Fort Meade neighborhood: an unexploded ordnance in the ground.

The World War II era mortar training round was found in the Potomac Place housing area at Fort Meade.

Several blocks were evacuated  as a precaution while mortar was removed.

Fort Meade says utility crews at the base are trained to know what to do it they find these devices.

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