Movers find live grenade

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 7, 2005

the selma times-journal

Workers removing furniture from the home of a deceased elderly woman in GWC Homes got a shock Thursday when they spotted a hand grenade stuck in the bottom of the couch.

The FBI, ATF and Montgomery Police Bomb Squad were called to the scene.

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The robot successfully ripped open the back of the couch, but could not secure the grenade.

The pin was in the grenade and the grenade was active.

Martin said it appears the grenade had been there for some time.

Martin said police are investigating how the grenade got into the elderly lady’s couch. He said she had a military veteran son, who is also deceased, but could not say whether or not that was how the grenade came to be in the house.