Regional
4:04 pm
Thu April 8, 2010

Deming Homeowner Finds Grenades

Deming – A bomb squad from Fort Bliss, Texas, was called and a highway was closed after a New Mexico homeowner found World War II-era grenades and dynamite in a shed.

Luna County Sheriff Raymond Cobos says the homeowner was cleaning out the shed before demolishing it when he found the unexploded ordnance.

Cobos says the explosives ordnance demolition team from Fort Bliss arrived about 2 p.m. Thursday at the site near N.M. 418 and took the items to a firing range, where the team blew them up.

The highway was closed for about 30 minutes while the team moved the grenades and dynamite.

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Information from: Headlight, http://www.demingheadlight.com

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