The bomb squad was called to Beatham, Bernier, Seekins and Colpritt on Parkway South just before ten this morning. Peter Beatham says relatives of a client who died a few months ago brought over boxes filled with the client’s belongings. Beatham was digging through one of the boxes in search of a checkbook, when he found a hand grenade instead. He notified Brewer police and within a few minutes, the bomb squad arrived to remove the device.
Peter Beatham, the man who found the grenade said “I guess I was kind of surprised but I reached down and got close enough to touch it and said oop, it’s real. It wasn’t just some decoration they pulled out somewhere. It must have been a memento he had from someplace. I don’t if it’s live or not – maybe it’s not live but it certainly looked real.”
Crews used a bomb robot to remove the grenade so it could be exploded off site.