SALISBURY, N.C. – Officials in Salisbury are trying to determine who is responsible after an “improvised grenade” was found.
The incident happened at 322 South Church Street, investigators say a man called 911around 1:57 p.m. after he found what looked like a grenade with wires coming from it. Officials said on Thursday the man purchased a 2”x2” container from a recycling plant called Foils.
When he opened the container on Friday he found the device inside a second container. When authorities arrived they evacuated the 300 block of South Church Street as a precaution. Officials said it was in fact a live improvised grenade that was found.
The Cabarrus County Bomb Squad dug a hole in the back yard of the home on Church Street and detonated the device.
The Salisbury Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and the Alcohol Tobacco Firearms (ATF) law enforcement are working together to find where the container originated from and who placed the device into the container.
Officials said ATF will retrieve the remnants of the device for their investigation.
Anyone with information on this case should call the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333 or Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.