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Grenade Discovery Prompts Evacuation Of Neighborhood

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Someone left a potentially explosive surprise for new homeowners in South Los Angeles: a pair of grenades in the backyard.Now all the homes in a 300-foot radius of the home have been evacuated while a bomb squad investigates, according to CBS Los Angeles.

Los Angeles police said a resident reported finding two grenades with their pins still intact inside the fire pit of their backyard. The discovery was made around noon at a home in the 400 block of East 70th Street while residents were cleaning up the backyard of their new property.

Grenades and other weapons we associated with warfare pop up every now and again at the city's gun buybacks. Even then, the LAPD has to call in a bomb squad to detonate the weapon.

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