Calhoun County deputies removed a military training grenade from the median on U.S. 431 near Economy Auto Sales Thursday afternoon, Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade said.
“I would assume it came from the Army, but you can buy things like this at surplus stores as well,” Wade said by phone.
Wade said an individual found the grenade in the median and called 911. Two deputies responded to the call around 2:15 p.m., one of whom subsequently drove the training grenade to Pelham Range.
Col. Christopher Morgan, director of the Fort McClellan National Guard Training Center, said he’d not heard that a grenade was found.
“If it was truly a training grenade it is inert,” he said. “It just pops when you throw it. It’s just a simulator.”