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June 16, 2014

Live grenade found in Pelham home

PELHAM — An intersection was shut down and two homes evacuated for nearly two hours last night after a live hand grenade was found in the basement of a Main Street home.

The grenade was found shortly before 8 p.m. at 88 Main St. while family members were cleaning the basement, police Sgt. Anne Perriello said.

The pin was only halfway inside the rusted, World War II era grenade, posing a serious risk of detonating, Perriello said. The homeowner's son removed the grenade from the home.

The Nashua bomb squad was called in to remove the grenade, she said. No one was injured.

The intersection of Main Street and Route 38 was closed for about an hour and 45 minutes and traffic detoured, Perriello said. Two homes were evacuated, she said.

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