Toledo, Ohio police: Finds of old ammo becoming more common

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Posted: Jan 01, 2017 10:47 AM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A family cleaning out a home in the Toledo, Ohio-area home of a relative who recently died stumbled across a live hand grenade from the World War II era.

Toledo authorities say such finds are becoming more common.

A police spokesman says the bomb squad retrieves old military munitions about once a month. But he says too often people who discover old grenades or a mortar shell will haul it to the police station.

Police say the best thing to do is call 911.

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That's what happened this past week when the grenade was found in the suburban Toledo home.

The Blade (http://bit.ly/2iJTcZb ) newspaper reports that the Northwest Ohio Bomb Squad put the grenade in a blast-resistant container to dispose of it.

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Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/