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Wisconsin police get live WWII grenade during drug take back event

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FOX LAKE, Wis. (WREX) —  Police in Fox Lake, Wisconsin, got more than they asked for during a recent prescription drug take back event.

Police say a local resident showed up to the event with a cardboard box containing a live World War II mortar. Police Chief Jim Rohr said he was slightly unnerved when he took possession of the box labeled October 1945. However, he took it to a nearby field and contacted the Dane County Bomb Squad to take care of the matter.

The bomb squad took the grenade to Madison for disposal. Rohr described the mortar as a 50mm high explosive Japanese "knee mortar."
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