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Grenade found during grave digging in Ga.

GRIFFIN, Ga., March 7 (UPI) -- Investigators say a grenade was found in Griffin, Ga., by a man who was digging a grave for his dog in the backyard of a local home.

WGCL-TV, Atlanta, said after Griffin homeowner Jim Lepore found the explosive device Friday, authorities were contacted and a robot was used to remove the grenade from the property.

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Firefighters said the grenade appeared to be still active and potentially dangerous.

Authorities said the grenade was detonated at Spalding County Fire Department headquarters as a precaution, WGCL reported.

"It was detonated so that the item would not have to spend a long duration in transit on the roadway," said Griffin Police Investigator Bryan Clanton.

No information about the grenade's possible origins were reported.

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