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Mitchell police secure grenade found in Davison Co.

An unexploded grenade was turned into the Mitchell Police Division on Thursday to be destroyed. The streets surrounding the Mitchell Department of Public Safety were closed until the grenade was determined safe to handle. (Photo courtesy the Mitchell Department of Public Safety)

Streets surrounding the Mitchell Police Division were closed Thursday morning as officials handled a grenade brought to the station.

At approximately 11:50 a.m., a 68-year-old man brought an unexploded grenade to the building to be destroyed after allegedly finding it while helping a friend clean out a building in rural Davison County, northeast of Mitchell, according to police.

As a precaution, streets surrounding the Mitchell Police Division were closed until the grenade was determined to be safe. Then, the explosive was transported to a "secure location," police said, where it will remain until it is destroyed.

Police believe the grenade is a training grenade, but the investigation is ongoing.

A Davison County Sheriff's Office deputy searched the property where the grenade was found and found no others. A deceased relative of the property owner is believed to have acquired the grenade several years ago.

As a result of the incident, police remind the public to never touch or transport explosives, and to instead call 911.

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