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Hand Grenade Discovery Causes Brief Evacuation At Stamford Dump

The discovery of a pineapple grenade at the Stamford dump by an employee closed the station for a short time on Wednesday.
The discovery of a pineapple grenade at the Stamford dump by an employee closed the station for a short time on Wednesday. Photo Credit: en.wikipedia.org

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The discovery of a "pineapple" hand grenade in an old trash bag by an employee caused the shutdown of the Stamford Waste Transfer station on Wednesday, according to the Stamford Advocate.

Stamford police said the 1940s-era grenade was found by an employee searching through a bag of trash, the Advocate said. His interest was sparked by old newspapers and letters dated in the 1940s in the bag, and found the grenade at the bottom inside an old sock, said the Stamford Advocate.

The Stamford bomb squad will X-ray the grenade to determine whether it live, the story said. If it is, it will be taken to a state facility and blown up, the Stamford Advocate said.

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