Boy Recovers Barnacle-Covered Bomb in Benicia

Benicia, California A young boy found a strange metal object in the waters off the coast of Benicia. The boy swam down and picked the barnacle-encrusted object up and brought it to shore to show to his father. The father recognized the device as an old grenade, and quickly called the police to report the find.

Officers arrived on scene and evacuated the area before calling in local Air Force EOD to investigate. The EOD squad from the Travis Air Force Base responded to the call and assisted in safe disposal of the grenade. They then cleared the area ensuring no more explosives were around before opening the area back up to the public. No injuries were reported from the incident.

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