Bomb Squad Destroys Grenade Found At Oklahoma County Home

Monday, January 12th 2015, 2:27 pm
By: News 9

The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office's bomb squad has destroyed a hand grenade found at a home in eastern Oklahoma County, on Monday. 

According to the Sheriff's office, bomb squad members retrieved a live grenade from a home in the area of Highway 66 and N. Hiawassee Road. The grenade believed to have come from the Korean War had been sitting in the house for several years.

The owner of the grenade said it had been passed down to him, and he thought it could be a hazard. So he called the Sheriff's office for help.

After researching the device, authorities determined that it was a Type 97 hand grenade. These grenades were first used by the Imperial Japanese Army during the 2nd Sino-Japanese War, and World War II.

According to the Sheriff's office, the grenade was "live" when the bomb techs used explosives to detonate the device.

If you ever run across explosive device, call 911 immediately so that it can be safely removed.