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Friday Morning Temple Station Deputies and LASD Arson Exposives Detectives recovered a hand grenade from the 400 Block of Jeffries Ave in unincorporated Monrovia.
Relatives were cleaning up a tool shed of a WWII Veteran when they discovered the device.
They Notified Temple Station Arson Deputies who identified the device and summoned the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Arson / Explosive Detail. There were no injuries and no evacuations were needed as the device was containg in a secluded area. The device was safely recovered and removed from the property.
Residents are reminded that old military ordnance is extremely hazardous and should not be handled. If found, leave it in place and alert authorities.