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World War 2-Era Grenades Found at Home in Palo Alto: Police



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    File image of emergency crews responding to WW2-era grenades found at a Palo Alto home on Thursday. (Aug. 6, 2015)


    A Santa Clara County bomb squad has detonated World War II-era grenades and mortars found this afternoon in a home in Palo Alto, police said Thursday evening.


    The grenades and mortars were found this afternoon by a resident cleaning a home in the 1900 block of Webster Street, police said in a Tweet posted at 4:49 p.m.

    The resident moved the grenades to the driveway of the home before police arrived on scene.

    The home where the grenades were found and homes on either side were evacuated and other residents in the area were asked to shelter in place.

    Police said the bomb squad determined one of the grenades was live. They were buried and detonated around 7:15 p.m., according to posts on Twitter by police.

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