Rockwall Police Investigate a Reported Explosive DevicePublished: August 16, 2012
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Rockwall, Texas – On Thursday, August 16, 2012 at approximately 1:21PM, The Rockwall Police Department received a call about a possible Explosive Device located at a nursing care facility in the 3000 Block of Ridge Road.
Officers arriving on scene discovered what appeared to be an explosive device in a former resident’s room. The device which was described as a hand grenade was discovered by family members who were cleaning out the resident’s room. Nursing care facility officials contacted the Rockwall Police Department. Police Officers on the scene were advised by family members they believe the device was a practice grenade from the Korean War. After securing the area and moving the residents to another wing in the facility, the Garland Police Department was notified and their Explosive Ordnance Unit responded to the scene. The device was removed from the facility and was then transported to a safe and remote location where it was destroyed. There were no injuries or property damage and all facility residents were safely returned to their rooms.
Sgt. Jeff Welch
Public Information Officer
Rockwall Police Department