Live grenade found at home in Bruce, bomb squad responds

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LADYSMITH, Wis. (WEAU) – A bomb squad says a woman did in fact find a live grenade from WWII in her garage in Bruce.

The Rusk County Sheriff’s Department says someone was cleaning out their garage at a home on 2nd Street in Bruce Thursday afternoon. They found a hand grenade. Crews responded just before 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Since the department is not equipped to deal with the situation, it called the Marathon County Bomb Squad. It determined it is a live grenade and is taking it for detonation at a later training drill.

Nobody in the area had to be evacuated.
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LADYSMITH, Wis. (RUSK COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE) - On 08/01/13 at approximately 4:11 pm the Rusk County Sheriff's Office received a call from a resident in the Village of Bruce who believed she found a hand grenade while cleaning her garage. Rusk County Deputies responded and observed what appeared to be an old military hand grenade. The Marathon / Oneida Bomb Squad were requested to respond to the scene and determine if the device is a danger and to dispose of it properly. Rusk County Deputies will secure the scene until the bomb squad arrives.


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