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Grenade found in Lincoln County garageSubmitted: 07/06/2015
LINCOLN COUNTY - Imagine cleaning out an old garage and finding a hand grenade.

It happened in Lincoln County.

A call came in to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.


A man was cleaning the garage at some property he had just purchased between Merrill and Tomahawk.  He found what looked like a hand grenade.  A Lincoln County Deputy and a member of the Marathon County Bomb Squad checked it out.

The grenade was confirmed to be live, and was secured for future disposal.

Story By: Newswatch 12 Newsteam

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