GRENADE SCARE IN MITCHELL
Mitchell Police are dealing with a potentially live grenade. Lieutenant Don Everson says a 68 year old man brought the unexploded device to the Police Department for disposal shortly before noon Thursday.
The man apparently found the grenade while helping a friend clean out a building in rural Davison County northeast of Mitchell. It’s believed a deceased relative of the property owner acquired the grenade several years ago. A Davison County Sheriff’s Office Deputy searched the property where the hand grenade was found. No other explosives were found. Everson says it’s believed the device may be a training grenade. No one was hurt. The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and The Davison County Sheriff’s Office assisted with in the investigation. Everson is reminding the public to never touch or transport anything that’s believed to be unexploded ordinance or other explosives. If you think you’ve encountered something dangerous like this, get away from the object as fast as you can and call 911 immediately.