CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – The Erie County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad was called out to assist the Cheektowaga Police on Toelsin Road Tuesday afternoon after a worker found a grenade.
The police were called to 138 Toelsin Road just before noon after an employee from the Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation (BENLIC) found the grenade while he was cleaning out a dresser drawer in a rear room of the house according to a law enforcement source.
Police officers carefully examined the grenade but were unable to determine if it was live or a dummy. Normally, a dummy grenade would have a hollowed out bottom, but this one was intact.
An Erie County Sheriff Bomb Squad Deputy recovered the device and safely removed it from the house. It will be x-rayed to determine if the device was real or not.
The Cheektowaga Police filed a report for found property.