User Login    
 + Register
PDQ Cleaning
News : Man Finds Live Grenade In His Home
Posted by Randy on 2014/5/12 4:29:15 (216 reads) News by the same author

ROELAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -A Roeland Park man made a rather startling discovery Sunday afternoon - a live hand grenade.
Click to see original Image in a new window

Police said the grenade was in a box belonging to the man's grandfather, who had just brought it over on Sunday. The man lives in the 4900 block of West 51st Street in Roeland Park.

"I saw the police line, and then a whole bunch of police cars, and I was like, 'Oh OK, something's going on down here,'" said resident Shelby Edwards. "We actually thought someone died down there. We were like, 'Oh Lord, not down here.'"

Turns out it was nothing like that, but it was still scary and potentially very dangerous.

After finding the grenade in the box, Roeland Park police Sgt. Sylvester Birdsong said the resident carried the box out of his basement and into his front yard. He then called police. Roeland Park officers responded, and after assessing the situation, called in the Olathe bomb squad.

A member of the unit suited up in protective gear, grabbed the grenade out of the box, and placed it in the squad's containment unit, ending what had been a tense couple of hours.

About eight homes were evacuated as authorities secured and then disposed of the hand grenade.

The incident ended at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2014/7/28 10:20:00 - Trenton City Council Preview Of Tonight's Meeting; Beer Sales Continue To Be Controversial At Fair
2014/7/28 10:18:57 - Trenton Man Injured In Accident Near Jamesport
2014/7/28 10:16:47 - Pursuit In Sullivan And Putnam Counties Ends In Injury Accident
2014/7/28 10:13:41 - Garden Club Seeks Fair Entries
2014/7/28 10:11:35 - Traffic Accident Kills Elderly St. Joseph Man
2014/7/28 9:58:47 - Annual Jameson Picnic To Be Held August 7th Through 9th
2014/7/28 9:55:15 - Tire Collection To Be Held August 9th In Chillicothe
2014/7/28 9:51:41 - Meadville Man Injured In Motorcycle Accident
2014/7/28 9:49:29 - Princeton School Board Releases Executive Session Report
2014/7/28 9:46:23 - Dollar Tree To Buy Family Dollar For $8.5 Billion
2014/7/28 9:39:39 - Missouri "Sales Tax" Holiday This Weekend
2014/7/28 5:52:19 - Motorcycle Accident Injures One; Driver Accused Of DWI
2014/7/28 4:43:45 - Missouri Congressional Hopefuls Run On Low Budgets
2014/7/28 4:39:04 - One Killed In Shooting At University City Alumni Picnic
2014/7/28 4:30:00 - First In Line: Woman Waits Days To See President Obama Speak
2014/7/28 4:20:00 - Bar Catches Heat For Sign Insensitive To Women
2014/7/28 4:14:32 - Teen Arrested After Gas Station Clerk Pulls Gun
2014/7/28 4:11:10 - Farmers Brace For High Corn Yields, Lower Prices
2014/7/28 4:05:48 - 4-Year-Old Abducted From Missouri Found In Virginia
2014/7/25 6:26:53 - Motorcycle Accident Injures Cameron Resident Near Mooresville
2014/7/25 4:42:55 - Child Abuse Charges Include Snakes, Lizards And Alligators
2014/7/25 4:40:00 - Search Warrant Leads To Two Meth Suspects
2014/7/25 4:30:00 - 3 Convicted In $17 Million Drug Conspiracy
2014/7/25 4:26:15 - Woman Ticketed After Stopping To Help Stranded Ducklings
2014/7/25 4:22:33 - 10-Month-Old Baby Dead After Being Left In Hot Car
2014/7/25 4:15:23 - Husband Documents Wife's Reasons For Rejecting Sex, Sends To Her Work Email
2014/7/25 4:07:44 - Family Feud Sparks Revolt At Grocery Store Chain
2014/7/25 4:01:28 - Livingston County Sheriff Investigation Report
2014/7/24 11:03:48 - Two Spickard Residents Arrested On Drug Charges
2014/7/24 10:51:09 - Fire Damages Trenton Residence This Morning



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM