Cleaning company’s discovery in Hamilton home leads to bomb squad call

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad was called to a Hamilton home today after a cleaning crew found a Japanese grenade and mortar round. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

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The Butler County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad was called to a Hamilton home today after a cleaning crew found a Japanese grenade and mortar round. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad was called to a Hamilton home today after a cleaning crew made a unique discovery.

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A company cleaning out a Schwartz Drive home for the relative of a deceased couple found a Japanese grenade and mortar round, according to Specialist Mike Grimes, commander of the unit.

“We are assessing them to see how dangerous they are,” he said, noting they were likely brought home as war souvenirs.

The items will be safely detonated by the bomb squad, according to Grimes.

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