Archive for Monday, April 18, 2011

Wichita fisherman finds grenade along riverbank

April 18, 2011


— Police in Wichita say a fisherman picking up lures along the banks of the Arkansas River made an unusual discovery.

What the angler first thought was a fishing lure turned out to be a military-grade grenade.

It's not known where the small explosive came from or how long it had been in the mud before the fisherman found it Sunday afternoon. KFDI-FM reports the fisherman called police, who contacted McConnell Air Force Base about handling the device.

The police bomb squad wound up retrieving the grenade, which was taken to a bomb range for disposal.


thebigspoon 6 years, 6 months ago

Still could have been used as a fishing lure...

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