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World War II era grenade found in Harrisonville safely removed

Harrisonville Police
Posted at 11:35 AM, Sep 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-23 10:51:56-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — A World War II-era grenade was found inside a building in Harrisonville, Missouri, Thursday morning.

Construction crews found the device while replacing the building's roof, according to a Harrisonville Police Department spokesperson.

The item was discovered sometime around 10-11 a.m.

Officers immediately closed South Main Street from West Mechanic Street to West Wall Street after discovering the potential explosive device.

An explosive team from Fort Riley worked with the KCMO Bomb and Arson Squad to handle the issue.

The grenade was safely disposed of, allowing the area to reopen.