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WWII grenade found in Bonneville County

Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:28:15 AM CST   Updated On: Aug 28 2013 12:00:04 AM CDT

Landlord found a grenade in his garage near Bonneville county


A property owner cleaning out a Bonneville County garage found a World War II-era hand grenade, which has caused a partial road closure.

The owner of the property on the 4000 block of North Ammon Road placed the grenade into a 5-gallon bucket and took it to an open gravel lot.

As of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, one lane on U.S. Highway 26, eastbound, is closed. A Bonneville County Sheriff's Office bomb tech had barricaded the grenade by surrounding it with sandbags.

The Mountain Home Air Force Base crew arrived on the scene around 6 p.m. They took the grenade to a nearby landfill to be disposed of.