San Jose Bomb Squad Denonates Grenade

Elderly woman found grenade while she was cleaning garage

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    An elderly woman cleaning out her garage found an exploded grenade and that brought out the bomb squad. (Published Friday, May 17, 2013)

    The San Jose Police Department’s Bomb Unit detonated a grenade that a resident found in her garage Friday afternoon.

    The woman called 911 just after 2 p.m.  She told dispatchers that she found a grenade on a work bence while she was cleaning her garage.

    SJ Woman Cleaning Garage Finds Grenade

    [BAY] SJ Woman Cleaning Garage Finds Grenade
    The San Jose bomb squad responded to a home after a woman found a grenade on a workbench in her garage. (Published Friday, May 17, 2013)

    The home is on the 5300 block of Clovercrest Drive.

    Police said when officers arrived they discovered the grenade still had the pin in it so they called in the bomb squad.

    The Bomb Unit responded to the scene and the area around the residence was evacuated. Bomb technicians removed the grenade from the garage and utilized explosives to blow it in place outside of the residence.

    There were no injuries as a result of this incident and the investigation into where the grenade came from is on-going, however it was not believed to have been planted in an attempt to cause harm.

    Because the bomb squad blew it up, we don't know if it was actually a live bomb.

    The woman said she did not know where the bomb had come from.