An explosives team from Barksdale were called to Longview Monday to detonate an artillery shell found outside a shopping center.
It turned out to be an artillery shell from the 1950's and luckily was a dud.
The shell was found behind the old "Laser X" on Judson road.
Nearby stores were evacuated including a couple of stores at the Longview Mall.
The explosives team took the shell to an area behind the Sabine Water Treatment Center where it was detonated.