3 detained trying to bring live mortar round to Pearl Harbor

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HONOLULU (AP) - Three people are in custody after military officials said they found a live mortar round in their vehicle at a gate to the sprawling Pearl Harbor military base.

The Navy said the base was shut down late Tuesday to incoming and outgoing traffic while a bomb squad investigated the vehicle that appeared at the base without authorization to enter.

A base spokesman said Wednesday that he doesn't know what the trio planned to do or where they wanted to go. He called it an explosive device and deadly weapon.