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Cleaning crew finds World War II grenades

September 03, 2009
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LANSING, MI — While cleaning out the house of an elderly individual, a cleaning crew discovered two Japanese World War II grenades, according to the Lansing State Journal.
The cleaning crew called the Lansing Police Department to the house around 8:30 a.m., the story stated.
Because authorities believed the grenades to be live, the Michigan State Bomb Squad was called in to dispose of them, the story noted.
Lansing Police Lieutenant Mike Yankowski said: "They appear to be memorabilia that this particular person had obtained throughout the years. A lot of times what we’ll find is that people collect military ordnance as collector''s items, and they put them on display in their homes. Or, they were actively involved in the military, and that’s part of the memorabilia they’ve kept over the years."
Any time munitions like grenades are discovered, authorities treat them as if they are live with the potential to discharge, the story added.
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