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Man finds hand grenade in back yard

Posted August 7, 2009 10:00 a.m. EDT

— A Rocky Mount man found a rusty hand grenade while cleaning his back yard Thursday evening, police said.

The man found the grenade lying near a pine tree behind his home in the 1000 block of Hill Street. He called police, who brought in the State Bureau of Investigation bomb squad.

The bomb squad safely removed the grenade.

Police said Friday morning they hadn't heard yet whether the SBI had determined if the grenade was real or fake.