Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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September 19, 2012

WWII-era grenade packs no punch

AMESBURY, Mass. – Discovery of a World War II-era grenade prompted police to block off a neighborhood street, but the state police bomb unit determined the potentially explosive pineapple was a dud.

Workers for the local water department discovered the 70-year-old grenade Tuesday half-buried in a yard. As a precaution, residents were asked to stay inside their homes.

It was placed it in a thick black box, nicknamed the “Frag Bag,” and then stored it in the back of a truck.

The discovery of World War II-era grenades is nothing new in Amesbury. Over the years, the relics have been found around the community, according to authorities.


Details for this story were provided by The Daily News in Newburyport, Mass.

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