Police Detonate Grenade

August 17, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Fresno county sheriff's deputies had to evacuate residents of an Orange Cove apartment complex after someone called them reporting they had a grenade in their backyard.Deputies set a 300-foot perimeter around the apartment complex at South and Rodriguez and two bomb techs were called in.

Deputies say someone found the grenade in a canal and then took it inside the apartment.

It was eventually moved outside into a backyard area, and that's where the bomb squad destroyed the device after placing it in a hole dug into the ground.

The bomb squad had another grenade scare just five days ago. A widow found a "World War II" hand grenade when she was sorting through her late husband's belongings. It turned out the explosive materials had already been removed.

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