Grenade Found on Main Street in Mendham
Mendham Borough Police and the Morris County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad respond and secure the ordinance.
Officer Joseph Kennedy and Detective Chris Gobbi responded to a report of a found grenade at approximately 2:30 p.m. on April 26, Mendham Borough Police said.
According to police, the grenade was uncovered in a box old old tools that was purchased and brought to a home on 43 East Main Street.
Kennedy and Gobbi secured the scene and diverted motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic around East Main Street as a precaution, police said.
The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Homeland Security unit was notified and the Morris County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad responded and secured the device, removing it for destruction, police said.
The grenade appeared to be inert and a novelty item and not live ordnance.