WWII-Era Hand Grenade Found on Arizona Construction Site

📅   Fri August 04, 2017 - West Edition
David Baker


The grenade was put in an explosives-safe container and taken to the Navajo Army Depot, where it was scheduled to be destroyed. (Photo Credit: Coconino County Sheriff's Department)
The grenade was put in an explosives-safe container and taken to the Navajo Army Depot, where it was scheduled to be destroyed. (Photo Credit: Coconino County Sheriff's Department)

Crews found a hand grenade in a construction area northeast of Flagstaff, Ariz. on Wednesday morning.

The Coconino County Sheriff's Office said its deputies were called to Schuff Steel in Bellemont, Ariz. around 9 a.m.

Crews found the grenade partially exposed above ground while installing new equipment in an industrial area, CCSO said.

The area was evacuated and deputies secured the scene.

The WWII-era hand grenade appeared to be intact, deputies said.

Members of the Flagstaff Police Department Bomb Squad and Navajo Army Depot (NAD) Explosive Ordnance Division then arrived at the scene.

The grenade was put in an explosives-safe container and taken to the Navajo Army Depot, where it was scheduled to be destroyed.

No one was hurt.

Source: AZFamily.com