Mortar shell discovered near Metra tracks

April 1, 2011 3:15:59 PM PDT
A mortar shell was discovered near Metra train tracks Friday.

It happened on the Milwaukee District North Line not far from the Mayfair Station.

Trains were stopped for about a half hour early Friday afternoon.

Police determined the 16-inch military shell was not live and they removed it from the area.

Investigators say it may have been unearthed by construction work in the area.