The Omaha Bomb Squad was called Monday to remove a grenade that was found at American Legion Post One.
"We were cleaning out cabinets, trying to get rid of old stuff and found an old medical bag. I went to see what was inside of it and there happened to be this hand grenade," Ruthanne Dimmock-Revers told 6 News.
She says when veterans die families will sometimes donate their old war belongings to the American Legion, and that was the case here.
Crews responded after someone found a grenade in a medical bag along with a Japanese flag. Bomb squad members removed the grenade from the building and took it for a controlled disposal.
Most people would be surprised to find a grenade. Dimmock-Revers said she was not. "I'm military. I'm retired military. It wasn't that scary. I just put it back on the bag and shelf," she said.
The grenade was actually found last Thursday and stayed on the shelf until the bomb squad removed it Monday. "It's not the first one I've seen and it's probably not the last one I will see. It's hard to say," Dimmock-Revers said. If you find an item you believe is explosive or dangerous in any way, please contact OPD to dispose of it.
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