Grenades at Home Prompt Evacuations, Bomb Squad Response in San Jose

A report of grenades at a home in East San Jose prompted evacuations and a bomb squad response Monday afternoon, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office.

At about 4:10 p.m., the sheriff’s office responded to the 300 block of Gordon Avenue and Greenside Drive in unincorporated East San Jose. The grenades were found during an estate sale at the property, sheriff's officials said.

Sheriff’s deputies evacuated about 10 homes and were controlling pedestrian and vehicle traffic in the area. The bomb squad safely detonated the grenades, sheriff's officials said.

The estate sale dealer, who did not wish to be identified, said the homeowner found the grenades in the basement of the vacant home.

"There were five grenades. Two were smoke, and three were live," the dealer said. "She didn't know that. She carried them out and put them outside and called. She was shaking like crazy."

At about 7:15 p.m., sheriff's officials said the situation had been resolved.

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