The military ordnance round discovered Sunday on a lawn along the 3000 block of Magnolia Street has been safely destroyed.
Barksdale Air Force Base's explosive ordnance disposal team collected the round Monday morning and took it to a safe location north of Southwest Center. There, they put charges on the round and blew it up inside a mound of red dirt, an official said. The impact of the explosion left a three to four foot wide crater in the ground.
The charge and device were blown into the ground instead of into the air for safety precautions.
The military ordnance had a date of 1908 to 1910 on it, officials said.
The round was destroyed regardless of its status as live or benign for safety purposes.
Although the neighborhood was not evacuated overnight, police said the homeowner decided to leave his house until the situation is resolved.