Live Hand Grenade Found In Late Veteran’s Garage

SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) — A live hand grenade has been rendered safe after it was found in a late veteran’s rented Santa Monica garage.

The pineapple-style grenade was found Sunday in a box by an apartment building manager cleaning out the elderly man’s garage in the 2400 block of 20th Street, Santa Monica police Sgt. Richard Lewis said.

The elderly resident was a veteran and had used the garage to store his personal items, which included souvenirs and memorabilia from his military service, he said.

Police officers examined the box and determined it was an antique-style grenade, as well as other military-style signaling pyrotechnic devices, Lewis said.

A small group of neighbors were asked to evacuate for a short time while the Los Angeles Police bomb squad rendered the items safe.

There was no damage or injuries reported.

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