WESTWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A 66-year-old patient was being questioned Monday after he found a hand grenade in the emergency room of the Veteran’s Affair Hospital in Westwood.
More than 200 people were evacuated from the emergency room around 7:30 a.m. after a grenade was found inside a restroom at the building, located at 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
“The gentleman found the grenade. It had the thumb break on it. It had a copper wire through the pinhole, so it looked like it was active,” Chief Ed Casey of the VA Police Department told KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou.