From the Office of the State Fire Marshal:
Technicians from the Office of the State Fire Marshal were called to Whiteford on Thursday morning after a grenade was discovered in the attic of a home.
The family requested an auctioneer to review the home for possible sale. During the estimate, the auctioneer discovered the grenade in a foot locker located in the attic of the home. He placed the grenade outside of the home and immediately called 911, requesting disposal.
OSFM Bomb Technicians later determined the grenade was a French made grenade (DF 37), commonly referrred to as a “Little Brown Jug” and was inert. The deceased owner, Allen Lloyd was previously in the Navy during WWII. Mr. Lloyd passed away in 1979.
The Harford County Sheriff’s Office assisted by closing a section of Main Street while the device was examined.
Diagnostics were performed on the device and it was determined the grenade was inert.