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Makeshift explosive device found, detonated in Glendale

April 16, 2011 |  2:45 pm

A Los Angeles County bomb squad on Friday destroyed what appeared to be a makeshift bomb in the form of a grenade after briefly evacuating the area where it was found in the Central Glendale, police said.

The grenade was found in the backyard of a residence in the 700 block of Acacia Avenue. Police were called about 5:40 p.m.

The caller described a rusty grenade with the pin still intact, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.

Police closed down and evacuated the area to allow the county bomb squad to investigate the device, which officers detonated about 7:40 p.m., Lorenz said.

Read the full story: Bomb squad investigating grenade found in Glendale

-- Jason Wells and Katie Landan, 818 Now / Times Community News