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Police: Grenade found at Rotterdam home inert

Police: Grenade found at Rotterdam home inert

Device appeared to have been there for some time, police say
Police: Grenade found at Rotterdam home inert
A woman found a possible live grenade at this home Tuesday morning
Photographer: Marc Schultz

ROTTERDAM -- The state police bomb squad was called Tuesday to remove what appeared to be a live grenade from a Rotterdam home.

The grenade was later determined to be inert, town police said.

A woman cleaning out her father-in-law’s house at 1065 Spry Lane found the grenade and called police just after 9 a.m., police spokesman Lt. William Male said.

Police responded and called the state police. 

It was unclear initially if the grenade is real and live, Male said. But they took precautions as if it were both.

“We’re just holding down the scene, making sure nobody handles the grenade,” Male said before state police arrived. “It looks like it’s been there for quite some time.”

The squad, after determining the device was harmless, took it for disposal. The incident was over and police cleared from the scene by noon.

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