File This UXO Find Under "Here We Go Again"

Frederick, Maryland The Maryland State Bomb squad responded to what has become an all-to-familiar scene of a suspect UXO at a scrap yard. Officials removed what appeared to be an old hand grenade from Reliable Recycling Inc.

An employee noticed the munition in scrap pile. The grenade was intact and appeared to still have the pin in place. The item was moved to a distant part of the yard away from employees and behind a concrete barrier while employees called 911.

County fire marshals and sheriff's deputies secured the area and a joint state police and state fire marshals bomb squad responded to dispose of the grenade. It is possible that the munition could have been a practice device, but that was never determined. The scrapyard had a similar incident five years ago, but as in the case, it is unknown how the item arrived at the plant.

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