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Homeowners evacuated after live grenade found in yard

McAllen Police Department bomb squad

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.

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