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Nashua bomb squad called for live grenade in basement

PELHAM – The Nashua police bomb squad was called to Pelham for assistance Sunday night after a man stumbled across a live grenade in his mother’s basement.

Pelham police said 43-year-old Charles Pickwell found an old military “pineapple” grenade inside a box while he was cleaning up inside the 88 Main St. residence. Pickwell told police the pin was halfway removed when he opened a canister and found the rusty grenade inside. ...

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PELHAM – The Nashua police bomb squad was called to Pelham for assistance Sunday night after a man stumbled across a live grenade in his mother’s basement.

Pelham police said 43-year-old Charles Pickwell found an old military “pineapple” grenade inside a box while he was cleaning up inside the 88 Main St. residence. Pickwell told police the pin was halfway removed when he opened a canister and found the rusty grenade inside.

Pickwell took the grenade outside and called emergency services for help at 7:43 p.m.

Police and firefighters from Pelham responded and evacuated two nearby homes. They established a perimeter around the grenade, shutting down the intersection of Main Street and Route 38 for more than an hour.

Specialists from the Nashua police bomb squad traveled to the scene and confirmed the grenade was live, according to an announcement from Pelham police. They secured the device and removed it to be detonated at another location.

Police said no one was injured.

– JIM HADDADIN