Several Burbank homes were evacuated Saturday as bomb squad members investigated an old artillery round that residents discovered in the 1100 block of Rose Street.
Gus and Lorena Quiroga found the heavy, triangular metal object in a box in their attic.
"It was a metal item that looked like it was from the military, with a bunch of numbers on the side," Lorena Quiroga said. "We didn't know what it was or what to do with it. We didn't want to put it in the trash can."
Gus Quiroga called a surplus store to describe the object, and was advised to call the Burbank police right away, according to Lorena Quiroga. They later learned from a neighbor that the prior resident had a relative who collected military items.