Woman finds non-working grenade in Petersburg home

The Tri-Cities

State Police said the device was "inert"

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Authorities in Petersburg responded to a home in the 1600 block of Berkeley Avenue Tuesday for reports of a grenade inside. The homeowner told 8News she was going through her husband’s things when she found it.

The homeowner said she didn’t think much of it and put the grenade on the stereo. The homeowner’s granddaughter told 8News the grenade was leaking. Petersburg Police said the homeowner found “what appeared to be a live grenade.”

When officers arrived on the scene they informed the homeowner to leave and they evacuated the nearby houses. Bomb techs from Virginia State Police have taken possession of the grenade.

Virginia State Police confirmed to 8News that the device was not functional.

Stay with 8News for updates to this developing story.

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