91 yr old Veteran Kept WHAT in his Fridge? Bomb Squad Called

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A 91 yr old veteran resident of the Tappen Zee nursing home in Central Nyack, New York was keeping something in his refrigerator door that got the bomb squad called: 2 WWII-era hand grenades.

Not a Bottle of Catsup

After evacuating all the residents, and the ensuing fluff, both grenades were determined to be inert. The 91 year old veteran wasn’t at the nursing home at the time. But apparently he was keeping his grenades ‘safe’ when someone stumbled upon them.

Clarkstown Police response to the hand grenade caper – photo by Clarkstown Police

Task and Purpose reported,

Local police received a tip about a suspicious device inside the nursing home on Feb. 24, and a thorough search yielded the discovery of one training hand grenade and one metal grenade, both of which seemed to police to date from World War II.

Clarkstown Police released this statement:

Press Release
Office Of Public Information
Clarkstown Police Department
At 2:53 today the Clarkstown Police Department received a report of a suspicious device found inside the Tappan Zee Manor Nursing Home located at 51 Mountainview Ave in Central Nyack, NY. An extensive search of the building was conducted and 1 training hand grenade and 1 metal hand grenade were found in the refrigerator of a 91 year old male resident who is currently out of the facility for medical treatment. A cautionary sweep of the residents vehicle was also conducted and no devices were found at this time. The Rockland County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad removed the two devices and they will x-ray the devices to see if they were live grenades. They appear to be World War 2 era devices. All residents have been returned to the home and the incident is all clear at this time
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The Clarkstown police also posted this later:

Thankfully both hand grenades were inert. Thanks to the Rockland County Sheriff , NYSP, NYSPP, West Nyack FD and Central Nyack FD for a rapid and professional response.

One commenter asked if the “keepsake” grenades would be returned to the  gentleman who had likely kept them for years. The police department did not answer the comment.


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