Late yesterday (3/21), the Petersburg Preservation Task Force was inspecting the historic city’s Siege Museum in the Exchange Building on Bank Street, preparing to take over operation of it. They found a number of cannon balls stored in the basement. Three of them caused concern.
City spokesman Clay Hamner said, “Petersburg Police alerted the state police bomb squad. They alerted the Army. Determined that they were most likely live and then decided to call in the EOD which is the Explosive Ordnance Division.”