GLENDALE — The Los Angeles County Sheriff's bomb squad on Monday removed a World War II-era practice grenade uncovered by cleaners in a north Glendale home, officials said.
The grenade's owner was a World War II veteran who recently died and had stored it in his home in the 2900 block of Oakendale Place, Glendale police officials said.
"That's common — for veterans to bring items back from war," Officer Matt Zakarian said.
The person left to take care of the veteran's estate had hired someone to help him go through what was left behind, which is when he found the grenade and called police, Zakarian said.
The grenade's blast radius could have reached 35 feet, so police notified next-door neighbors and urged them to stay inside, he said.
The sheriff's Arson and Explosives Detail examined the grenade and determined it was used for practice, Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.