Saturday provided excitement and terror for a neighborhood in New Jersey after an explosive device found prompted the police to evacuate the area.

The Lower Township Police Department received a report that a hand grenade was found at a yard sale in North Cape May. Responding officers determined that the device had not been detonated or decommissioned.

Atlantic City Police Department's Bomb Squad Unit removed the grenade safely and transported it to a secure location, according to the press release.

On April 17, 2021, the Lower Township Police Department responded to the area of Shore Drive, in North Cape May for a report of a hand grenade that was located at a yard sale. Police determined that the hand grenade was unexploded and immediately evacuated the area of Shore Drive between Racetrack Drive and Folsom Drive. Once the area was safely evacuated, officers maintained a secure perimeter until the arrival of the Atlantic City Police Department’s Bomb Squad Unit. Once on scene, the Atlantic City Bomb Squad was safely able to remove the device and transport it to a secure location. The Lower Township Police were then able to open the roads without any further incident.

Additionally, the Lower Township Police Department would like to remind residents that if they discover artillery, it should not be touched or moved. Artillery should be left in place for appropriately trained and equipped authorities to assess and remove.

If you see a live grenade at a garage sale, you should do the same.


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