State police investigate possible live grenade in Slaughters, KY

SLAUGHTERS, KY — A Kentucky State Police trooper with the Hazardous Device Unit rendered a possible live grenade safe Monday in the town of Slaughters, the state agency says.

Troopers say a man found the grenade while metal detecting in an empty field Monday. He took the device to Downtown Market in Slaughters, then called law enforcement to report what he found.

KSP says, if you ever find yourself in a situation like this, don’t move an explosive device from where you found it or touch it at all. Instead, contact law enforcement right away, and make sure you and anyone else around stays a far away from it as possible.

Monday, troopers set up a perimeter around the store where the man took the grenade and evacuated the area. KSP shut down State Route 138, U.S. 41, New Hope Road, and the nearby railway.

Hazardous Devices Investigator Steven Smith rendered the grenade safe, and authorities reopened the roads a and railway.

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