A Fort Hood bomb squad was called to safely dispose of a World War II-era grenade and C-4 explosives discovered on the bank of the Lampasas River south of Harker Heights Tuesday afternoon.


KWTX-TV reports that the grenade was discovered beneath a pound of C-4 in a hole in the ground near the intersection of Gravel Crossing Road and FM 2484 on the east bank of the river around 4PM.

Bell County Sheriff's Deputies evacuated a nearby park before Ford Hood explosives experts arrived. They discovered that the MK2 grenade was unstable, and that a time detonator cord was attached to the C-4.

The Fort Hood crew safely detonated the explosives at the scene, and no injuries were reported.