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Grenade scare second in Colorado in three weeks: What the hell?

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Trip over a grenade lately? If not, you're lucky, because they seem to be popping up all over the place lately -- in a park in Colorado Springs on Valentine's Day and now in a vacant home in Fort Collins.

Let's hope no one has the dubious idea of using them for Easter eggs. Get details from the Fort Collins Police Department below:

Fort Collins Police Department release:

The Northern Colorado Bomb Squad has safely disposed of a hand grenade found in a Fort Collins residence earlier this afternoon.

At 12:34 pm, a building contractor working inside an unoccupied home in the 400 block of Clover Lane called Fort Collins Police Services to report finding a hand grenade. Officers quickly secured the residence until the Northern Colorado Bomb Squad arrived on scene. Bomb techs removed the grenade from the home and about 15 minutes later determined it to be inert, or inoperable, at the time it was found.

Poudre Fire Authority and ambulance crews were also on scene during the incident which lasted roughly 90 minutes. There were no evacuations.

More from our Colorado Crimes archive: "Richard Paul: Grenades, C-4 at Durango man's home seized as part of Vegas gun-running bust."


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