Ohio Family Cleaning Out Home Finds Live Grenade
Relative had recently died, left behind WWII-era grenade
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 1, 2017 1:47 PM CST
A training hand grenade found in a World War I training trench is seen at the Iowa National Guard Base at Camp Dodge, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Johnston, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

(Newser) – A family cleaning out a home in the Toledo, Ohio-area home of a relative who recently died stumbled across a live hand grenade from the World War II era, the AP reports. Toledo authorities say such finds are becoming more common. A police spokesman says the bomb squad retrieves old military munitions about once a month. But he says too often people who discover old grenades or a mortar shell will haul it to the police station. Police say the best thing to do is call 911. That's what happened this past week when the grenade was found in the suburban Toledo home. The Blade newspaper reports that the Northwest Ohio Bomb Squad put the grenade in a blast-resistant container to dispose of it.

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