Fox 28 reports that a live grenade was found and then detonated in Pickerington on Saturday, according to Pickerington Police.
At approximately 12:00 pm Saturday, the police department received a call referencing a domestic dispute situation. Police said a 67-year-old male Pickerington resident had fled in a vehicle from a home in the 400 block of Sycamore Creek Street.
According to police, information showed the male was a felon and was in possession of several firearms. Police said he had threatened to assault law enforcement if stopped.
Officers quickly located the vehicle on Hill Road North. A traffic stop was conducted and the male suspect was taken into custody, and police found several firearms inside the suspect’s vehicle.
Police said the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad was notified and responded to the scene. A grenade was determined to be a live explosive, and the Bomb Squad detonated the grenade.
“A big pat on the back goes out to our day shift officers for their quick response and locating of the suspect! No injuries resulted. We would also like to thank the Franklin County Bomb Squad for their response,” Pickerington Police wrote on their official Facebook page.
Charges are expected to be filed, according to police.