Representatives from the Palo Alto Police Department and the Santa Clara County bomb squad have confirmed the agencies detonated a total of eight, decades-old grenades that were removed from an area home.
Offices believe the explosive devices date back to World War Two.
A spokesperson said the grenades were removed from the home and were eventually buried throughout the front yard; from there, deputies covered them with sandbags. The detonation took place just after 7 p.m. The spokesperson went onto say they aren’t entirely sure how many of the grenades were still live.
Officers said they were discovered by someone who was cleaning out the newly sold home. That person discovered a box, they said, and when they brought it outside and opened it they discovered it contained explosives and called the Palo Alto PD immediately.
According to a report by ParidisePost.com, residents were asked to stay in their homes until the devices could be properly disposed of.