JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The JSO Bomb Squad Unit has reopened Holly Lane in San Marco after a mysterious object was found in a home owner's yard.
Police tell Action News the homeowner was raking the back yard around 10 a.m. Monday when he found what appeared to be a grenade with a pin still in it. The homeowner tells Action News he is a veteran and knew if the grenade had a pin in it, it would not blow up. He, then, brought the object to the front yard and called police.
Once on the scene, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad determined the object was an active grenade. They began taking precautions by closing the street and asking neighbors to stay inside. No homes were evacuated. "We knocked on all the surrounding homes in the area," says JSO Assistant Chief Mike Johnson, "anybody that was home, we asked them to stay away from the front of the house and stay toward the back of the home."
Neighbors tell Action News they welcome any precautions that will ensure their safety. "If it's something that our neighborhoods safety needs to be concerned about, that's something that I would be interested in knowing."
Just after noon, police blew up the grenade in the home owner's front yard. No one was injured. Nothing was damaged.
Police are now looking for answers on where the grenade came from and who put it in the yard.