By: KDKA-TV News Staff
NEW CASTLE (KDKA) — A neighborhood in New Castle was evacuated overnight after a hand grenade wound up on someone’s front lawn.
The incident took place along Lutton Street early Monday morning.
Officials tell KDKA the grenade was found by a group of girls who pulled it out of the Shenango River while they were doing what is is called ‘magnetic fishing.’
‘Magnetic fishing’ is when people tie a rope onto a magnet and throw it into a river or creek.
The girls thought the grenade was fake, and brought it home.
Police came and safely removed the grenade.
No one was injured.