UPDATE: Two Grenades Found, Both Inert

Rocky Mount police say a man conducting yard work on St. Paul Street dug up two grenades Thursday afternoon.

It happened around 2:00 p.m. at 422 St. Paul Street.

Area residents were evacuated from the immediate area as police waited on the arrival of the Fort Bragg Ordinance Division for the removal of the grenades.

Rocky Mount Police say the grenades did not pose a danger because they were practice grenades--similar to what is used in basic training, using a non-fused body with rubber pellets inside.

The Rocky Mount police say the inert grenades have been buried under the ground for several years and the home owner did not know they were there until he made the discovery Thursday.

Neighbors evacuated from their homes were allowed back after the grenades were taken by authorities.


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  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Mar 19, 2009 at 07:32 PM
    To The Wise One, at the time the comment was posted, the story did not say they were INERT.And it said A GRENADE.That was why the story was UPDATED.But thank you for explaining the definition of INERT to those not as wise as yourself.
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Mar 19, 2009 at 06:58 PM
    Since the grenades were inert, I doubt that they would be useful in any type of war. They wouldn't blow anything up or cause any other type of chemical reaction.
  • by Joseph Location: Snow Hill on Mar 19, 2009 at 06:04 PM
    I agree MrT
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Mar 19, 2009 at 04:45 PM
    He should have kept it. He may need it one day when Civil War II starts.
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