UPDATED: Military removes grenade from Bright’s Grove home
Life is returning to normal in Bright’s Grove after a section of the beachfront community was cordened off when a homeowner found a hand grenade.
Sarnia Police say an unexploded grenade was found in a home on Bright Street late this afternoon by an elderly woman preparing to move.
Several streets were cordoned off with yellow police tape and the curious from nearby Kenwick on the Lake Beach and Skeeter Barlow’s looked to see what was happening. Lines of cars circled the area causing police to ask people to stay away from the scene.
Neighbours told the Sarnia-Lambton Independent that police advised them an elderly woman who is moving from her home found an unexploded hand grenade in the house. It belonged to her husband who passed away last year. She took the ordinance onto the porch and police say initially she didn’t want officer’s help. One woman, who was watching officers near the grenade with her husband, admitted she was little nervous about the situation.
Police had no choice but to act, officials say. Officers advised residents to stay indoors, telling one neighbour that if it would explode there would likely be an impact area of about 50 meters.
By 10:30 pm an officer from CFB Borden was on the scene and took the unexploded grenade off the porch of the woman’s home.
The Sarnia Police Service add if you ever find any kind of military ordinance, leave it where it is found and call police immediately. Police say in some cases, it is unsafe to handle them and should only be dealt with by a trained professional.
– Heather Wright