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Bomb squad gets called after judge brings grenade to courthouse

By Mason White 10:46 AM October 23, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A bomb squad was dispatched to a courthouse in California, after a judge brought a grenade to court.

The bomb squad arrived at the Torrance Courthouse on Tuesday, after the Los Angeles County Superior Court judge brought the grenade to work.

Police said that the judge, whose identity was not revealed, had found the grenade while cleaning the personal belongings of a family member who recently passed away.

He took the grenade to the courthouse with hopes that a Los Angeles County deputy sheriff could examine or take possession of it, Torrance Police Officer Ryan Schmitz said.

A deputy suggested that the grenade could be live, and a bomb squad was called about 4:00 p.m.

The five-story courthouse, which is located in the 800 block of Maple Avenue, was not evacuated, Deputy Juanita Navarro said.

However, the parking lot was evacuated until the grenade was removed from the judge’s car and investigators determined that it was safe.