DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – A Downers Grove man discovered a potentially dangerous artifact on Thursday while cleaning out his home.
The unidentified man found what he identified as a “World War II grenade” and immediately called authorities. The DuPage County bomb squad arrived on the scene at approximately 2:20 p.m. and safely neutralized the device.
Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident.
This situation serves as a reminder to residents that even decades-old weapons can still pose a threat if not handled properly. Authorities urge residents who find potentially dangerous items in their homes to call authorities immediately and avoid handling the item.
In recent years, several bomb discoveries have led to massive evacuations in Germany, with incidents in Hanover, Frankfurt, and Augsburg. In February of this year, a bomb in Great Britain unexpectedly went off while workers attempted to defuse it with a robot.
It is essential to remain vigilant and report any potentially hazardous items found in your home to the authorities immediately.