Bomb squad detonates WWI-era grenade in Los Altos backyard

LOS ALTOS – Authorities on Monday detonated a World War I-era hand grenade in the backyard of a Los Altos home.

A resident of a home on the 1700 block of Christina Drive called officers at 10:15 a.m. after finding a “suspected grenade” in an elderly relative’s bedroom, the Los Altos Police Department said in a news release.

Officers requested assistance from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad, which “determined the device was a World War I vintage grenade that was potentially live,” police said.

Four adjacent homes were evacuated and other nearby residents were asked to shelter in place.

“Out of an abundance of caution, personnel

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