Dayton Bomb Squad detonates French WWII hand grenade found in garage

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A woman reported finding a grenade with a pin it Tuesday morning in a detached garage while she was cleaning a vacant home.

Dayton police crews and the Bomb Squad responded around 9:10 a.m. to a home in the 1700 block Parkhill Drive.

“It’s old. It’s rusted and everything,” she told a 911 dispatcher. “It still has a pin in it so I didn’t whether it was used or not.”

Dayton police Lt. Jason Hall on Wednesday said the 788th Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel from Wright Patterson Air Force Base also responded to assist.

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The device was determined to be a French hand grenade from the World War II era.

“The device was found to have potentially hazardous components and was safely disposed of,” Hall said.

The house previously belonged to a veteran before it was vacant, according to dispatch records.