Bomb squad called to 100 block of Pico

Several homes on the 100 block of Pico Street were evacuated Wednesday afternoon after a possible mortar round was found.

The area around the 100 block of Pico and Roosevelt Place has been cordoned off .

Kern County Sheriff's Lt. Bill Smallwood said deputies from the Taft substation were dispatched after the round was discovered in the alley about 5:50 p.m..
They determined the device was suspicious and the KCSO Bomb Squad was called out, Smallwood said.

The Bomb Squad was going to remove the device.