Woman Takes Live Grenade To Texas Fire Station

A member of the Fort Worth Fire Department bomb squad helps remove a live hand-grenade a woman brought to an Arlington fire station. She said she had found it at a relative's home.


A member of the Fort Worth Fire Department bomb squad helps remove a live hand-grenade a woman brought to an Arlington fire station. She said she had found it at a relative's home.

A north Arlington street was closed for several hours Sunday morning after a woman took a live hand-grenade to a fire station, officials said.

The woman took the grenade to Fire Station No. 11, 2204 Ballpark Way, about 11 a.m. and said she wanted it disposed of, police Sgt. Shane McCarter said. She told authorities that she found the explosive at a relative's home.

Firefighters asked her to leave the grenade on the lawn, and then they called Arlington police and the Fort Worth bomb squad, Fire Department Battalion Chief John McQueary said.

Police closed Ballpark Way from 11:30 a.m. until the explosive was removed and the scene cleared about 1:40 p.m., McCarter said.

The man who allegedly owned the grenade was questioned but not arrested, McCarter said.

Possession of an explosive device is a third-degree felony in Texas punishable by two to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.