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Bomb squad responds after Quincy couple finds grenade in their backyard

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Some scary moments for a Quincy couple Wednesday morning after they found a grenade in their backyard.

The Lindseys were doing some yardwork on Scenic Drive when they came across the grenade.

They immediately called Quincy police and around noon, the Illinois Secretary of State Bomb Squad responded.

After inspecting the grenade, investigators found it had been cored out and replugged and wasn't a danger to explode.

"This is a normal routine. A lot of times we show up and they've been inert or demilled. Some of our soldiers from the past, our veterans, have brought home items and they've been left in the yard or in the garage. And we go there and inspect them and sometimes we'll X Ray them," said bomb technician Ron Lewis.

Nonetheless Steve Lindsey says it was an intense morning after they evacuated their home.

"It's solid steel, it has the old pineapple look to it. The pin is missing and it's heavy. So that's why we called it in because it doesn't look like a toy," said Lindsey.

Lindsey says the grenade might have belonged to his father-in-law who was a World War Two veteran and lived in the home years before he moved in.

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