BOSTON (CBS/AP) – Massachusetts State Police say a cannonball found by a fisherman at Castle Island was detonated Thursday morning.

A State Police bomb squad detonated the cannonball after speaking with the U.S. Navy.

The rusty, pitted cannonball may have dated to the Civil War-era. The cannonball was about 12 inches and had some unidentified black material inside.

The detonation happened at about 11:45 a.m. at Carson Beach. The detonation site was cleared by 11:58 a.m.

A cannonball was detonated late Thursday morning at Carson Beach. (Photo by Massachusetts State Police)

A cannonball was detonated late Thursday morning at Carson Beach. (Photo by Massachusetts State Police)

“(It) does not appear to have been (a) solid cast cannonball,” police tweeted. “Debris suggests it was filled with some type of material.”

By 12:08 p.m., air and road restrictions at Carson Beach were lifted.

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