Law enforcement officials in Lake County, Indiana, said a man was killed, and his two teenaged children were injured after a live grenade in a grandfather’s belongings detonated.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Department said officers responded to reports of an explosion in Lake of the Four Seasons at about 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Investigators learned that a family was going through a grandfather’s belongings at a home on Lakeshore Drive when they found a grenade.
An Indiana man was killed and his two children injured when someone pulled the pin on a grenade that was found in a grandfather’s belongings. (Fox 32 Chicago)
Someone then pulled the pin from the grenade, and it exploded.
Porter County, a neighboring county, sent its bomb squad to the scene to help secure the area and determine whether any additional explosives were inside the home.
The father and his two kids were looking through a grandparent’s belongings when they found the grenade. (Fox 32 Chicago)