Tularosa, New Mexico While breaking down an old trailer, a New Mexico man came across a strange device. Thinking it was an old grenade of some type, he brought the suspect object to his local police department.
The Tularosa police then called the State Police and asked for a bomb technician to come examine the object. The technician determined that it was not a grenade but more likely an old smoke device of some kind. The item was taken off site to be x-rayed and properly disposed of.
Both state and local police representatives stressed that whenever a potential UXO is found, the object should be left in place and the finder should call 911 to allow authorities to take care of the issue rather than transporting a potentially dangerous device.