TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Hazardous Material and Explosives Investigation
Date of News Release: 06/22/2011
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- On June 22, 2011 at approximately 6:15 P.M., Kentucky State Police Post 2 was requested by Dawson Springs Police Department for a suspected hazardous device that had been located. Dawson Springs Police had received a call from a subject who had dug up what he believed was a hand grenade. Upon arrival, units evacuated the immediate area and set up a perimeter. The Hazardous Device Section of the Kentucky State Police was notified and responded to the scene and determined that this was a live grenade. The grenade was secured and taken to a remote area where it was disposed without incident.