Nebraska Angler Reports Snagging A Hand Grenade

HICKMAN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have blown up a hand grenade that a man said he’d caught while fishing at a southeast Nebraska lake.

Lancaster County deputies say the man was fishing at Wagon Train Lake near Hickman around 9 p.m. Thursday when he reeled in what he thought was a piece of vegetation. The man told deputies that when the end of his line neared him, he saw that it looked like he’d snagged a hand grenade.

He called the sheriff’s office for help, and deputies who arrived confirmed it was a grenade. A Nebraska State Patrol bomb squad was called for assistance.

The area was evacuated, and the squad blew up what was believed to be a live device that still had the pin in place.

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