facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Grenade found during Easter egg hunt

April 8, 2012 at 3:53 PM   |   Comments

HOLFORD, England, April 8 (UPI) -- A British police squad detonated a grenade found during a children's Easter egg hunt, officials said.

A family participating in an Easter hunt in Holford, England, Saturday discovered what appeared to be a grenade while searching for eggs, This is Somerset reported.

The family alerted police, who quickly cordoned off the area and part of a nearby road as part of safety precautions.

The Explosives Ordnance Disposal then carried out a controlled explosion.

"The EOD has attended the scene and destroyed the object in a controlled explosion," said an Avon and Somerset Police spokesman.

"The cordon has been lifted and the local community are thanked for their patience while this incident was dealt with," he said.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Teen admits rubbing scrotum on customer's pizza Teen admits rubbing scrotum on customer's pizza
2
Welsh mom complains of swearing Barbie doll Welsh mom complains of swearing Barbie doll
3
Brain tumor removed from Australian goldfish Brain tumor removed from Australian goldfish
4
Homeless man gets women to take him home Homeless man gets women to take him home
5
Beer festival features brew made with weasel poop Beer festival features brew made with weasel poop
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback