Bomb squad destroys grenade found in yard
NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Bomb squad officials have detonated a grenade after it was found in the backyard of a South Florida home.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue received a call of a possible hand grenade found in the backyard of a home at Northeast 87th Street and Seventh Avenue, Thursday afternoon.
According to officials, construction workers working next door discovered the grenade in the yard of an abandon home. A resident said, "Apparently, he was walking through his yard and he saw a grenade with a pin in it on the ground."
Police notified the bomb squad to investigate. They sent out a robot to investigate and eventually detonated the grenade.
The detonation of the grenade rattled the home of residents. "I just thing its kind of scary what happen," said neighbor Luis Cazorla. "Two yards down finding a live grenade is weird especially in this type of neighborhood."
This scene was near Phyllis Ruth Miller Elementary School. School officials used the other side of the building for aftercare dismissal. "I'm panicking. I need to get my daughter right now," said Gierrette Romulus.
No one was injured.
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