JOELTON, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Joelton resident found pieces of a grenade-type device near his mailbox Monday morning.
The device was discovered around 9:15 a.m. at a mailbox for a home on Valley View Road.
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Cheatham County Sheriff Tim Binkley said the resident found the device wrapped in green cellophane with what appears to be a grenade pin inside.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol bomb squad has been called in to assist with the issue along with the Cheatham County Emergency Management Agency. THP has since removed the object from the area.
Officials told News 2 this is the second call about a grenade in Cheatham County in the past month and a half. The other call was from a woman who said she found what looked like a grenade while cleaning out her husband’s things, who was former military. The grenade was fake and for training purposes.
“We live close to Fort Campbell, and over the years people have brought things home, they’ve been to Army surplus stores, and we just don’t want people to take a chance,” Edwin Hogan, the director of Cheatham County EMA said. “We ask people to treat them like they’re live, contact 911, and let the proper authorities deal with it.”
The incident is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
No additional information was immediately released.
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