The Stamford Police bomb squad was called to a home on Old King’s Highway South on Saturday, Jan. 5, to remove two grenades that had been placed on a pile of scrap metal.
The homeowner told police that he has a pile of scrap metal on his property that friends add to from time to time. When the pile builds up to a certain amount, he will then trade the scrap in for cash, police said.
At around 8 p.m., he found two hand grenades had been added to the pile and he immediately called police and the fire department. A safety perimeter was established and the Stamford Police Department bomb squad contacted. The bomb squad arrived on scene and took the grenades, and later disposed them properly, police said, adding that it doesn’t appear that the grenades were live.