The Los Alamitos Police Department and Orange County Fire Authority were called to the 12000 block of Cherry Street this afternoon after family members located a suspected live grenade. The Orange County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad was contacted immediately and nearby residents were evacuated for their safety.
The homeowner, who recently passed away, was a Korean War Veteran and the grenade was located with some of his memorabilia. Family members are unsure why he would have kept a live grenade.
The Orange County Sheriff’s bomb squad quickly assessed the grenade and determined it was inert. All homeowners were allowed back into their homes around 12:55pm.