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Couple takes grenade to police; department parking lot temporarily closes
By: Jesse Martinez
LAS CRUCES, N.M. The parking lot at the Las Cruces Police Department closed Tuesday after two citizens found a live grenade in their home and tried to turn it in.
Police said the couple was looking through items belonging to a deceased relative when they found the grenade. They drove to the police department and left it in their vehicle when they told officers.
The Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office bomb squad was called tot the scene, and a deputy removed the live hand grenade, which was from the World War II era.
Police said the grenade was hazardous for the couple to transport and they encourage all residents to call 911 if they find a grenade or any other potentially explosive device.