Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Virginia State News

July 25, 2012

Live WWII-era grenade found in Fredericksburg home

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. —

Fredericksburg's deputy fire chief says a state police bomb technician safely removed a live World War Two-era grenade from a house in the city.

Mike Jones says family members were cleaning out the home Tuesday afternoon when they found the grenade in the bottom of a trunk that had other personal items related to military service during the war.

Firefighters responding to a 9-1-1 call met with the caller to gather further information, then requested help from the Virginia State Police Bomb Squad. The Free Lance-Star reports (http://bit.ly/N0zXiF) that the explosive was removed for proper disposal without incident.

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