DIY bomb squad brings out the pros in McDonough

Henry County Police Department

McDONOUGH — If you happen to run across any unexploded grenades, it’s best to leave removal to the pros.

Henry County Police Officer G. Gregory responded to a call in the 1800 block of Ga. Highway 155 in McDonough about some found on a property around 2:30 p.m. June 20. When he arrived, a man told the officer he’d been cleaning out a foreclosed home on Sandy Drive in Stockbridge and found two grenades, marked RXF 5, in a gun closet.

The man told Gregory one grenade had a hollow center, the other was intact, and both still had the pins in them.

According to the police report, the man “finally stated that he put the grenades in the rear of his red 2009 Toyota Tacoma … and he and his friend brought them to the Henry County Fire Station 7. While at the scene, Sgt. Ingram saw the grenades in the rear of the vehicle, then notified the Clayton County Bomb Squad for assistance.”

The bomb squad showed up around 5 p.m., “placed both grenades into their explosive containment vehicle and transported them to their range to be destroyed.”

No injuries were reported.

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