Dallas, McKinney Bomb Squads Probe Grenades; No Threat Found

DALLAS, TX — A device believed to be a grenade was found Tuesday afternoon in the 600 block of Peavey Road. According to police, the device was found in the street around 5:20 p.m.

Authorities confirmed the device appeared to be an actual grenade, police said in a statement, and the bomb squad, known also as the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit (EOD) was called to the scene.

EOD officials studied the device but could not determine if it was a live grenade, police said.

Using a bomb robot, the EOD took the device to a nearby field and covered it with a protective bunker. It was then “rendered inert,” police said.

It’s not clear how exactly the device was diffused, but police said it will be studied and analyzed.

Mark Clayton, the Dallas City Councilman who represents the area, said the grenade not live when it was thrown away by a neighbor in the area.

A pineapple grenade was also found Tuesday at the Progressive Waste Solutions recycling facility in McKinney, Dallas Morning News reported.

Bomb squad officials went to the facility in the 2100 block of Country Lane around 7:00 p.m. to remove the device. The News wrote the scene was cleared by 9:00 p.m. after the potential grenade was removed.

Mckinney Police spokeswoman Carla Peritz told The News the bomb squad will work to investigate the item, but that initial findings suggest it was a novelty item.

It’s not known if the findings were related at this time.

The findings come amid a strong of explosions in Austin that have left two dead and four seriously injured.

Image via Payton Potter, Patch staff

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