Bomb squad responds after family finds old grenades

Posted at 9:29 AM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 11:29:44-04

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Members of a southern Idaho family were looking through an elderly relative's belongings when they got a couple of surprises: two World War II-era grenades.

The Times-News reports one grenade was found Thursday tucked inside a shadow box, and another was stored among other items of memorabilia belonging to the 94-year-old former soldier.

J.P. O'Donnell with the Twin Falls Police Bomb Squad said the man's son-in-law did a bit of research before calling in authorities for help.

The grenade in the shadow box was inert, but the other was believed to be a live military ordnance.

The Mountain Home Air Force Base Explosive Ordinance Disposal team was contacted, and the grenade was detonated at the local landfill on Friday.