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Huntington, WV man finds hand grenades in box bought at local flea market

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A Huntington, WV man finds grenades inside a box purchased at an area flea market. A Huntington, WV man finds grenades inside a box purchased at an area flea market.

A Huntington, WV man was surprised at what he found inside a box purchased from an Ashland, KY flea market over the weekend.

Kenneth Spears said he bought four used ammunition boxes from a person on the lot at the flea market for $10 dollars each. When he took them home and opened them, he found some rifle rounds and four hand grenades inside one of the boxes.

Spears said a friend with a military background examined them and told him they were live. He then took the boxes and the grenades to the WV State Police barracks on Route 60 Monday afternoon.Troopers say they immediately kicked into gear, parked Spears' truck beside a brick garage and away from the street.

They quickly called businesses and schools in the area informing them about the situation. A bomb squad was brought in from Charleston, WV and determined they were training grenades. The squad took charge of the material for proper shipment and disposal.

Troopers say even though they were training grenades, they were still live and could severely injure someone, or even cause a car to explode.

West Virginia State Police troopers advise anyone who comes into contact with any type of unknown explosive material to leave it alone and call police.