Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Palm Coast Parkway East and Belle Terre Parkway Tuesday night due to a hand grenade lying in the road. Flagler County Sheriff’s spokesperson Commander Bob Weber says deputies determined that the device was “…an intact hand grenade...” and immediately closed the intersection to vehicles and pedestrians around 6 p.m. and contacted the St. Johns County Bomb Squad.
Personnel with the St. Johns County Bomb Squad said they found the grenade, “…appeared to be a live device with its safety locking pin and ‘spoon’ in place.” The bomb squad removed the device at around 7 p.m. Tuesday, placing it in their bomb trailer and transporting it to an undisclosed location where it was safely detonated. Meanwhile, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a follow-up investigation to discover how the device ended up on the roadway.
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