Gardner police found a live hand grenade on Aug. 24 after being called to a residence in the 18500 block of S. Sycamore Court.
According to Ilena Spalding, public information officer for the police department, a person reported finding the grenade while moving property belonging to his father from one residence to another.
Spalding said police found a live grenade – with the pin and spoon both missing – in a metal container.
Sgt. James Belcher moved the explosive out of the house and into the back yard where the Olathe Bomb Squad removed the grenade, took it to a blasting range, and detonated it.
The area surrounding the residence was cordoned off while the grenade was being removed.
No one was injured during the incident.
Gardner police recover grenade from residence