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Bomb squad safely disposes of grenade found in North Highlands storage unit

An grenade has been rendered safe by the Sacramento County sheriff’s bomb squad after it was found in a North Highlands storage unit.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Bowman said the department received a call about 1 p.m. Thursday from a family member of an individual who owned a locker that was inside a storage facility in the 3000 block of Q Street. The family member said he learned a few days ago that a live grenade had been in the locker for 40 years.

Deputies went to the storage facility and confirmed ownership of the locker, then summoned the department’s explosive ordnance detail. They evacuated people from the storage facility and advised people at nearby businesses to shelter in place while they inspected the the grenade.

The Sheriff’s Department reported that the device was rendered safe shortly before 6 p.m.