Bomb squad called after grenades turned in at Joplin Police Dept


JOPLIN, Mo. — The Springfield Bomb Squad is investigating after a concerned citizen turned over two grenades to the Joplin Police Department.

A woman came into the police department shortly after 4:00 p.m. Friday with concerns about some explosives she wanted to have the department take control of. 

They appear to be two older grenades. 

It’s unknown how she came across them. 

Officers followed her to her vehicle and determined to not disturb them, and then summoned the SPF. 

The area directly surrounding the parking lots south of the Donald E. Clark, Public Safety and Justice Center, 303 East 3rd were marked off with crime scene tape and officers are on the perimeter. 

Downtown is still open and all traffic continues along East 4th and along South Virginia. 

Watch for our live video coming up as Shannon Becker is on scene. 

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