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Oct 9, 2013 6:54 PM by AP

WWII era grenade found by man working on property

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A bomb squad with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office has detonated a World War II-era grenade that was found on property being renovated along busy Highland Road.

Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said the bomb squad used a robot to move the grenade away from a residence and the roadway before the Wednesday afternoon detonation.

Parts of Highland Road were closed for about 30 minutes before and after the detonation.

Property owner Skip Gill said the grenade was found in dirt he was given by a man who digs pools. The bomb squad is investigating.

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