Practice grenades prompted Utica evacuation on Tilden Avenue

State police were called to East Utica, to help Utica police with the handling of two grenades found in a snowbank on the 400 block of Tilden Avenue.

Posted: Jan 24, 2019 8:16 AM
Updated: Jan 24, 2019 6:01 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- State police were called to East Utica, to help Utica police with the handling of two grenades found in a snowbank on the 400 block of Tilden Avenue.

The discovery led to evacuations out of precaution around 11 p.m. Wednesday.

The devices turned out to be inert grenades, or practice grenades, that state police collected.

“They have specially trained officers to handle these types of situations, the defusing of the bombs and securing them properly,” said UPD Sergeant Bryan Coromato.

Utica police are trying to figure out where the grenades came from. If you have any information, call police at 315-223-3510.

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