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Hand Grenade Unearthed From Kirkwood Flower Bed

A resident dug up an unexpected surprise while performing yard work that prompted a call to police.

While performing yard work last week, a Kirkwood homeowner unearthed an unexpected surprise that prompted a call to Kirkwood police.

On Thursday, at 3:46 p.m., Kirkwood police responded to the 100 block of Mitchell Street after a resident reported digging up a hand grenade from a flower bed. Police determined the grenade to be inert and not dangerous, according to the Kirkwood Police Department.

This isn't the first time this year Kirkwood police have responded to an incident involving a hand grenade. In September, a business owner notified police after a man tried to sell a hand grenade from World War II at a Kirkwood business. In that case, the grenade was inert but posed a potential threat, according to police. SEE: Man Tries to Sell Grenade in Kirkwood

Digging up hand grenades, particularly from World War II, isn't unusual. A Google search revealed at least two instances of gardeners stumbling on hand grenades this year, one in McComb, MS, and another in Pasadena, TX.

Kirkwood Patch has a call into police to find out more about the incident, including the type of hand grenade.

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