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Grenade Found At South Coast Home; Neighborhood Evacuated As A Precaution

(Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office photo)
A grenade removed from a home in Santa Barbara

There were some scary moments in a South Coast neighborhood when someone cleaning out their garage found what was believed to be a live World War Two era hand grenade.

The device was discovered at about 1:30 Saturday afternoon, on a home on Tajo Drive in Santa Barbara.

The grenade had belonged to the homeowner’s late grandfather, who was a World War II veteran. Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies evacuated several homes in the area. The County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad was called to the scene, and safely removed and disposed of the grenade.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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