Bomb squad called for hand grenade
TOWN OF JOHNSTOWN Authorities took no chances Sunday after a rural resident reported he had a hand grenade he brought home from World War II.
The man told a sheriff's deputy that he believed the grenade was a "dud," but the pin and detonating spoon were intact and looked as though they had never been removed, according to a Rock County Sheriff's Office report.
The deputy had the man place the grenade on the grass until the Winnebago County, Ill., bomb squad arrived. The squad removed the grenade and planned to destroy it, the report indicates.
It appears more such grenades might still be lurking in dark corners. Police in Chicago responded to a report of three World War II grenades found in the basement of an apartment building near Wrigley Field on May 30, according to news reports.
Several buildings were evacuated while a bomb squad was called. The grenades belonged to a deceased Army veteran.