Boys discover grenade in Tahoe City |

Boys discover grenade in Tahoe City

TAHOE CITY – A hand grenade was discovered by two teen-age boys on Tuesday night in the woods at the top of Old County Road in Tahoe City.

“It (the grenade) was in good shape and appeared to be a common, military-type grenade,” said Sgt. Bill Langton with the Placer County Sheriff’s Department. “It looked like a pineapple.”

The boys found the grenade in a tree on a U.S. Forest Service road at 10 p.m. and brought the device to the Burton Creek Sheriff’s substation.

The device was cautiously placed on the floor of the station’s lobby before the entire building was evacuated for four hours, Langton said.

Following the evacuation, an Explosives Ordinance Disposal team was called in to safely dispose of the grenade. It was detonated without incident, Langton said.

“We’ve searched the area and no other devices have been found,” Langton said. “If you find something like that, leave it where it is and call 9-1-1. Do not bring it anywhere, those kids could have been injured or that grenade could have blown our building up.”

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