Grenade leads to closure
MILFORD — A local resident brought a grenade he found in a house outside of the city to the Milford Police Department on Friday, forcing the closure of the department’s lobby and front lot for about half an hour.
Officer Mike DeVito, the Milford police spokesman, said the man went to the police station in Milford because he lives in the city. DeVito said the grenade was found in another area of Connecticut.
The man was, as part of his job, cleaning out a house in another town where no one was home.
“He came across an ancient grenade,” DeVito said. “So he brings it out, puts it in his car and drives it — not to the town he was in, but he takes it to Milford Police Department.”
The man told Milford officers what he had in his car and the officers decided it looked like a grenade and called in the State Police Bomb Squad, DeVito said.
While this was unfolding, around 12:40 p.m., police announced that the front lot and lobby of the police department was closed to the public as they dealt with what was called a “suspicious item.”