A 12-year-old boy found a grenade near his front lawn in West Hartford, according to his family.
When Colin MacPherson found what appeared to be a grenade in the mulch next to the driveway of his Warrenton Avenue home, he went inside to tell his mother.
"I was really, really scared," Colin said.
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His mother, Jeanne MacPherson, immediately called police and said two officers in special vests came to retrieve the device.
Investigators told the family that while the device seems to be a real grenade, it was no longer considered live.
A news release from police says the bomb squad responded and decided to destroy the grenade as a precaution.
The MacPhersons said they don't know where the grenade came from or how long it has been near their home.