Training grenade halts construction site
Published 3:50 pm Thursday, May 18, 2017
- Jim Brinson, with the Office of Homeland Security, shows local first responders a training grenade found on the Cannon Toyota construction site Thursday. (Courtland Wells | The Vicksburg Post)
Work at the construction site for Cannon Toyota on North Frontage Road was halted Thursday about 1:50 p.m. when an employee for contractor Hoyt Hayes digging a hole with a backhoe saw a hand grenade on the ground near him.
Vicksburg Deputy police chief Bobby Stewart said police “are treating it as if it were live.”
He said Clinton police were contacted and two members of that department’s bomb squad came to pick it up. It was determined the grenade was not a threat.
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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.
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