Bomb squad detonates WWII era grenade


Catlin – The University of Illinois bomb squad was called to Vermillion County last night.


Catlin Police say a man bought a Japanese hand grenade at a rummage sale and was showing his friend. The friend said it looked like it could explode, so they called police.

The bomb squad detonated the grenade, using a robot to remove the grenade from a truck and take it to a vacant lot. The explosion caused homes to shake. No one was hurt, and there was no damage.  

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