Inactive military training grenade found in yard of Murfreesboro home

Members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Bomb Squad removed what turned out to be an inactive military training hand grenade found in the front yard of a Murfreesboro home late Friday morning, March 27.

A homeowner said he was mowing his lawn on Hopewell Court around 11:42 a.m., when he hit something with the blade of his mower. He saw what he thought to be a hand grenade and alerted his wife. Out of an abundance of caution, they backed away and called 9-1-1.

Murfreesboro Police officers and personnel with Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department Engine 2 responded to the scene and secured the area. Members of Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services also responded to the scene as a precaution.

THP Bomb Squad arrived and determined the grenade to be an inert military training grenade, meaning it wasn’t live. It was removed, placed in a protected container and will be deposed.

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