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Henderson County Family Calls 911 After Finding Grenade in Woods

Deputies with the Henderson County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a home on Woodspoint Drive after a family found a possible live grenade in the woods on Wednesday.

Posted: Mar 11, 2021 4:51 PM

On Wednesday evening at about 6:52 p.m., deputies with the Henderson County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a local home after a family located a possible live grenade in the woods.

According to the sheriff's office, a concerned family on Woodspoint Drive found the grenade in their woods and called 911.

Deputies were informed that the pin was still in the grenade, meaning it could be live.

Once they arrived at the scene, deputies examined the grenade without making physical contact and determined that it was a decommissioned hand grenade.

The grenade was removed by deputies. No one was injured.


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