PALO ALTO (CBS SF) – A Santa Clara County bomb squad has detonated World War II-era grenades and mortars found Thursday afternoon in a home in Palo Alto, police said Thursday evening.
The grenades and mortars were found this afternoon by a resident cleaning a home in the 1900 block of Webster Street, police said in a Tweet posted at 4:49 p.m.READ MORE: UPDATE: Early Morning Looting Caravan Targets Stores In Emeryville, Oakland; One Suspect Arrested
The resident moved the grenades to the driveway of the home before police arrived on scene.READ MORE: Father, 4-Year-Old Son Struck While Crossing Street In Novato; Driver Accused Of Felony DUI
The home where the grenades were found and homes on either side were evacuated and other residents in the area were asked to shelter in place.
Police said the bomb squad determined one of the grenades was live. They were buried and detonated around 7:15 p.m., according to posts on Twitter by police.MORE NEWS: Inmate Freed After 15 Years in Prison Thanks To Updated Research On Shaken Baby Syndrome
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