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MCSO: Live grenade found inside Surprise home

Posted at 4:40 PM, Feb 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-29 07:22:37-05

A live grenade was safely removed from a home in Surprise earlier this morning by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. 

At a home near Jomax Road and 159th Avenue, someone was cleaning out a home after the homeowner had recently passed away. While cleaning around 10:30 a.m., they found a grenade located underneath a pile of clothes, according to MCSO. 

The individual contacted the sheriff's department. MCSO arrived at the home and called out a bomb squad. A bomb squad determined the grenade was live and took the grenade to a separate location where it was disposed of safely. 

No injuries occurred and no evacuations of nearby homes were made.