Mortar shell found in clams shipment

April 17, 2008 5:16:58 AM PDT
Authorities aren't sure how a mortar shell ended up in a shipment of clams at a food processor in Millville.

LaMonica Fine Foods notified the state police after discovering the 10-inch explosive.

Police tell The Press of Atlantic City they believe the mortar shell, which didn't have a fuse, was a practice round that had been underwater for some time.

Police say it's common and happens several times a year.