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Bomb squad called after grenade found at Brookfield car wash

Published: Friday, April 4, 2014 3:47 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, April 4, 2014 6:29 p.m. CDT
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The Cook County Bomb Squad was called to the Spirit of America car wash in Brookfield on Friday after an active grenade was discovered in one of the washing bays.

BROOKFIELD – The Cook County Bomb Squad was called to Brookfield on Friday after a grenade was found at the Spirit of America car wash, 9312 47th St.

Brookfield police were called after a maintenence worker reported finding a large firework or grenade in one of the washing bays. Police found a grenade that had several componants missing, but was drilled out with a bullet casing used as the primer.

"If struck correctly, it could go off," Brookfield police Lt. Ed Petrak said.

Technicians with the bomb squad told police the grenade was active and appeared to be "semi-homemade" due to the altered primer, as well as filled with an unknown substance.

The grenade was taken for disposal by the bomb squad at their facility.

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