Fla. Children Playing In Field Find Grenades In Town Of Christmas

CHRISTMAS, Fla. (AP) — The Orange County sheriff’s bomb squad blew up two old hand grenades found in a field.

Deputies say children playing in a field in the rural town of Christmas found the first grenade Saturday afternoon. One of the children told a parent, who called deputies.

The grenade appeared to be at least 30 years old. The bomb squad blew it up and then found the second. They detonated it, too.

Deputies plan to inform the Army Corps of Engineers to find out whether the field was once used for military training and might have other grenades. Deputies said it is also possible someone buried the grenades there years ago to dispose of them.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

More From CBS Tampa

POLL: How Are YOU Celebrating the 4th of July?What does Tampa Bay like to do for the 4th of July? Our poll has the answer!
Fatal Alligators Attacks in Florida Over Past 20 YearsThe body of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy was found Wednesday after he was snatched by an alligator at a...

Listen Live