- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Mesa authorities are using a robot to examine what are described as artillery shells and other possible munitions found in scrap at a steel recycling business.

Firefighters and police bomb technicians responded after workers spotted the items in a pile of scrap metal Wednesday.

Fire Capt. Forrest Smith says there’s no word yet on the size or number of shells, but he says they apparently were small enough to go unnoticed in a load delivered to CMC Steel Arizona’s mill.

Smith and police Detective Steve Berry says personnel on the scene are treating the items as possibly being live munitions until they determine otherwise.

The business is located in a rural area on the edge of Mesa.

CMC Steel Arizona is part of Commercial Metals Co. based in Irving, Texas.

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