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Live grenade found at Franklin home during welfare check

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Posted at 8:59 PM, Nov 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-20 21:59:34-05

A Franklin Police officer found a live grenade while checking on resident.

The officers were called to the home Tuesday morning just before 11. They were checking on an elderly resident on Cambridge Place after a caregiver was unable to reach him.

While searching for a house key, officers found a live grenade in a flower pot at the back door. They quickly told neighbors about the bomb and told them to say clear of the area.

Bomb Technicians from the THP and FBI responded and secured the grenade. In addition to the device in the flower pot, which was fully-capable of detonating, three additional grenade bodies that did not pose an immediate risk were confiscated and destroyed.

No additional hazards were located during a search of the home. Charges were not immediately filed, and additional information is not being released due to an ongoing investigation.