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Live grenade recovered from home in Van Buren Township

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Posted at 9:57 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 23:32:52-04

VAN BUREN TWP. (WXYZ) — Michigan State Police are sending a warning to residents after a live grenade was recovered from a location in the 50000 block of W. Huron River Dr. in Van Buren Township Monday.

The live grenade was reported around 5:15 p.m. The MSP bomb squad responded and the area was cleared by 6:50 p.m.

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The hand grenade was recovered and will be destroyed, police say.

With this discovery, police want the public to remember these important guidelines:

-- If you run across an old explosive while cleaning your attic or garage, DO NOT TOUCH IT!
-- Also, don't bring the explosive to a police station
-- Call the police and let the bomb squad take care of it
-- Also, never ever handle any old wartime mementos on your own "Let the pros handle it!" MSP said in a Twitter post.