Report: Indiana Fishermen Reel In Apparent Live Grenade

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Two anglers fishing in a northwestern Indiana river Tuesday afternoon reportedly reeled in an apparent live grenade, resulting in a road closure until the device was removed by a bomb squad.

At around 5:18 p.m., Gary, Indiana, police responded to a call of an explosive device at the Little Calumet River bridge, around 30 miles southeast of Chicago, NBC Chicago reported. (RELATED: Improvised Explosive Device Detonates At Montana Elementary School)

The road was closed off and the bomb squad took possession of the device without incident, Gary Police Lt. Dawn Westerfield said.

Westerfield also said the authorities are investigating how and why the grenade ended up in the river.

This is not the first time explosive devices have been found by fishermen.

On January 24, a 9-year-old boy in North Carolina found a live grenade while magnetic fishing in North Carolina; in November, a Michigan man found a World War I era grenade while fishing in Grand Rapids; and a Florida man in January 2019 found a grenade while fishing in Ocala and brought it with him to Taco Bell.