(WJW) – A hand grenade blast found Saturday killed an Indiana man and sent his children to hospital.
The incident occurred just before 6:30 p.m. at a residence on W. Lakeshore Drive in the Lakes of the Four Seasons area of Indiana.
Sheriff’s deputies said the family stumbled across the grenade while searching through his grandfather’s old belongings. Investigators believe someone pulled out the pin, causing the device to explode.
The man was unresponsive when police arrived at the scene and was later pronounced dead. Two children, aged 14 and 18, were taken to hospital with shrapnel injuries.
The Porter County Bomb Squad was then dispatched to secure the area.
Detectives continue to investigate the situation.
According to the FBI, Article from last AprilIt’s not uncommon for families to find decades-old explosives like this in veterans’ belongings. Even if it can stay intact for years, the FBI says it can still explode just as easily.
“They are extremely dangerous and should only be handled by trained bomb technicians,” the article continued.
So what should you do if you find old explosives? Call 911 or the police immediately.
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