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Stratford police: Hand grenade disarmed after being found in trash

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Connecticut waste management employees called in police and the bomb squad after finding a hand grenade in the trash in Stratford.

Police responded to the Stratford trash company Thursday, and after finding what appeared to be a hand grenade, called the state police bomb squad to disarm the explosive.

According to police, the grenade appeared to be from either World War I or World War II and was thrown out alongside garbage that ended up at the waste facility.

Police say there were no injuries reported.

The scene was cleared without incident.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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