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Posted: Friday, July 24, 2009 9:41 am | Updated: 12:29 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety bomb squad dismantled a WWII hand grenade Friday that highway maintenance workers found along U.S. 60, near Sossaman Road.

Lt. Steve Harrison, DPS spokesman, said there were no road closures after the 6:07 a.m. discovery because it was away from the road, over a hill and near a sound barrier.

Harrison said the grenade had been rigged into an improvised explosive device, or a home made bomb.

He said someone had filled the grenade with gunpowder and attached a detonator.

“It had the potential to explode. It may have just been a dud,” Harrison said.

The grenade was rusted and appeared to have been in the area a long time.

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