90-year-old man’s WWII hand grenades cause stir in nursing home

At 2:53 p.m. on Friday, February 24 the Clarkstown Police Department received a report of a suspicious device found inside the Tappan Zee Manor Nursing Home located at 51 Mountainview Ave in Central Nyack, NY. An extensive search of the building was conducted and 1 training hand grenade and one metal hand grenade were found in the refrigerator of a 91-year-old male resident who is currently out of the facility for medical treatment. A cautionary sweep of the residents vehicle was also conducted and no devices were found at this time. The Rockland County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad removed the two devices and they will x-ray the devices to see if they were live grenades. They appear to be World War 2 era devices. All residents have been returned to the home and the incident is all clear at this time.

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