Homeowners evacuated after live grenade found in yard
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:15:00 GMT —
A live grenade was detonated by authorities outside of Weslaco, after a homeowner found it in his yard.
McAllen bomb squad, the Hidalgo Sheriff TMs Department and the Weslaco Fire Department were called to a home on Mile 5 North and 4 1/2 West.
The McAllen bomb squad arrived to the scene around 12:20 p.m.
People were evacuated from the surrounding area, after authorities were able to determine the live grenade was too dangerous to move, according to witnesses in the area.
Witnesses heard a loud ~boom TM as the grenade was detonated.
No one was injured during the incident, and authorities said it was an ~old style TM grenade.
Investigators are currently at the scene.
Action 4 News will continue to provide details as information is made available.