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Grenade shuts down Coeur d'Alene intersection

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho. - A one block radius surrounding the intersection of 6th and Lakeside in downtown Coeur d'Alene was shut down for about three hours Monday afternoon after a man discovered a grenade and notified police.

The man, a caretaker, was going through the belongings of a man who recently died when he found the grenade. Not wanting to keep the grenade, the man decided to take it to police.

While on his way to meet with police, the man was talking to the family of the man whose grenade it was and they told him it could be 'live.'

The man met with police in a parking lot near 6th and Lakeside where he turned over the grenade. Authorities said they do believe the device was an active grenade.

The Spokane bomb squad responded to the scene as did crews from Fairchild Air Force Base. The grenade was ultimately turned over to crews from Fairchild AFB.

The road was shut down from 1:30 to 4:30.

 

 

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