Maine State Police secure WWII-era grenade in West Paris

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WEST PARIS — Maine State Police Bomb Squad members were called to a residence on High Street Wednesday morning after the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office reported a possible unexploded ordnance.

Sgt. Pescitelli and Apprentice Technician Dan Murray arrived at the scene at about 11:27 a.m. and secured the item, which was identified as a MK2 “pineapple” grenade.

The team used x-ray imaging to examine the grenade and found characteristics indicating it still contained energetic material.

The bomb squad took possession of the grenade for disposal at a later time.

Deputy Chasse of the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office spoke with the individual who reported the ordnance.

The caller believed the grenade likely belonged to a family member who served in World War II or the Korean War.

No injuries or additional threats were reported.

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