Resident Takes Old Grenade To Sheriff’s Office

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said a bomb squad was called in after a resident brought an old grenade to the sheriff’s office.

The resident said they found the grenade while cleaning out their basement.

“This grenade was over 50 years old had signs of rust and other issues around the cap,” the sheriff’s office said.

“All precautions were taken and the Toledo Bomb Squad was contacted and came and collected the device. If any military type ordnance is found while cleaning out basements, garages, attics or barns, please call us and have us come check it out in place. Better to be safe than sorry and even though it may not look live or appears to be inert, the detonators inside could be corroded or volatile and movement can cause them to go off.”