Weymouth detectives are continuing their investigation into an incident involving an artillery shell that happened last night.
Around 7:30 p.m., Weymouth Police dispatch received a 911 call regarding a suspicious looking device near a trash barrel outside a pharmacy on Pleasant Street in Columbian Square.
The Officers who responded determined that the device needed further investigation. A short time later, the Hazardous Device Response Unit from the Massachusetts State Police and FBI arrived on scene. As a precautionary measure all businesses in the area were evacuated and all pedestrian and vehicular traffic was diverted from the area.
Columbian Square was re-opened to the public shortly after 9:00 p.m., after the artillery shell was removed.
Detectives are still investigating this incident to try to determine who left the artillery shell there . Anyone with information is asked to call Weymouth Police at 781-335-1212.