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Residents evacuated after WWII grenade found in Santa Barbara garage

Posted at 9:07 PM, Oct 06, 2018

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office says a Santa Barbara resident found a World War II Mk 2 pineapple grenade while cleaning out their garage Saturday afternoon.

The resident believed the grenade belonged to their deceased grandfather, who is a WWII veteran.

Officials say the grenade was believed to be live, so deputies evacuated the surrounding area of Tajo Dr. in Santa Barbara. A Sheriff’s Bomb Team member responded and collected the grenade for disposal.