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Bomb squad called to check out grenade at Crown Point home, police say
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Bomb squad called to check out grenade at Crown Point home, police say

Porter county Bomb squad vehicle file

This Times file photo shows a bomb squad vehicle from the Porter County Sheriff's Department.

CROWN POINT — A bomb squad was called after a Crown Point resident inadvertently bought a hand grenade Friday afternoon, police said. 

At 1 p.m. the Porter County Bomb Squad was called to the 700 block of Main Street in Crown Point, said Crown Point Police Department Assistant Chief Jim Janda. 

A Crown Point resident had bought items at an estate sale and discovered a hand grenade among them, Janda said. 

Ride along with LaPorte Police Specialist Justin Dyer as he patrols the streets of LaPorte.

The person called police and the bomb squad was called as a precaution. No explosives were found in the grenade and there was no threat to the public. 

The scene was cleared without incident. 

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Night Crime/Breaking News Reporter

Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts and investigative news. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology. 219-933-4194, anna.ortiz@nwi.com

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