ALBION, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a live hand grenade from World War II has been removed from a western New York home.
Police in the Albion in Orleans County tell local media that a contractor was cleaning out the house when he found the grenade in the basement. The woman who lived in the house since the 1920s had recently moved in with relatives.
The sheriff's office bomb squad in neighboring Monroe County was called in and determined the grenade was from the World War II. Police removed the explosive from the home and detonated it at another location.
Police believe the grenade was brought home by one of the homeowner's relatives who served in the military during the war.