Property owner finds WWII grenade in garage

POCATELLO, Idaho — Authorities blocked part of U.S. Highway 26 after a World War II-era hand grenade was found in a storage locker at Beeches Corner.

The Idaho State Journal reports a property owner was cleaning out a garage that had been rented when the explosive device was found in the locker. The property owner reportedly put the grenade in a five-gallon bucket and carried it to a nearby parking lot.

A bomb technician surrounded the bucket with sandbags while Idaho State Police troopers blocked the eastbound lane of Highway 26.

Bonneville County Sheriff’s officials assisted by a team from the Mountain Home Air Force Base disposed of the grenade.


Information from: Idaho State Journal,

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