Bomb squad removes grenade brought to BSO
WEST PARK, Fla. (WSVN) -- The Bomb squad has removed a grenade brought into a Broward Sheriff's Office substation, Friday afternoon.
They used a robot to remove the alleged grenade from their District 19 office, located at 3201 W Hallandale Beach Blvd., and took it to an undisclosed location in order to detonate it.
The Broward Sheriff's Office station had to be evacuated after a woman walked in looking to turn over the hand grenade to the authorities.
According to the BSO, the woman brought in the object to their substation to surrender it. She said she found the grenade in her house and noted that it once belonged to her deceased husband.
BSO said the grenade had been altered, but it was immediately unclear if the grenade was active or inert.
A BSO spokesperson advised, if you happen to find a suspicious item that may be explosive, leave it where it is and call police. They will investigate it on site. They warn transporting items like grenades to police stations could put many lives in danger.
Broward Sheriff's Office deputies had to block entrances to the parking lot, but the roads nearby have since re-opened.
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