Bomb Unit Removes Explosives from Veteran's Garage

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Memphis Police were called to investigate a potentially dangerous situation inside a veteran's garage Tuesday.

Neighbors first tweeted about the situation around 2:30 p.m. after they were asked to evacuate their homes near McVay Place Drive. Police say a woman said she was cleaning her garage, when she found a box with two devices labeled grenades. She called police, and told them the box belonged to her husband, who died last year. She told officers the box were items he got while in the National Guard.

One viewer posted a photo showing at least seven police cruisers. The department's bomb unit was eventually called in.

"The situation has been contained, and the suspected items have been removed from the property by our bomb unit," said an MPD spokesperson.

People living on both sides of the home at the center of the investigation drove away from the scene for safety reasons, some taking their pets with them.

Neighbors living across the street were asked to stay inside.

"They secured our street," said Joshua Jacobs. "They made sure no one came in and out until the bomb squad arrived. The bomb squad came in and looked like there was no danger. Everything was fine. They did a great job."

Investigators say no one was hurt. 

 

Investigators say the woman did the right thing by alerting authorities.

 


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