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.
Bomb Squad Assist: On 8/3 at approximately 5 15 PM the MSP Bomb Squad was requested to recover a hand grenade by the Van Burns Township Police on the on the 50000 block of W. Huron River Dr., Van Buren Township. pic.twitter.com/9FkEYNVZOZ— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) August 3, 2020
The Bomb Squad cleared the area at 6 50 PM . One live hand grenade was recovered and will be destroyed.— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) August 3, 2020
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.