UPDATE: Police release picture of grenade found in Buckhannon City Park

Picture released of grenade that was found in Buckhannon City Park
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BUCKHANNON, W.Va. (WDTV)-- UPDATE 07/12/2019 12:20
WDTV has received a photo from Buckhannon Police Chief Matt Gregory of the grenade found in Buckhannon City Park Thursday.

Chief Gregory told 5 News the grenade pictured above was the suspicious device that led to multiple parks being closed Thursday evening.

The State Police Bomb unit inspected the device and say it was a World War II era grenade.

According to a statement from the city of Buckhannon, all parks have been reopened.

UPDATE 07/12/19 @ 12:30AM
According to the City of Buckhannon all City Parks are reopened Friday, July 12.

This is after Buckhannon Police Department, State Police Bomb Unit, and collaborating agencies investigation into a suspicious device found at City Park.

According to Buckhannon Police Chief Matt Gregory, The State Police Bomb unit inspected the device and say it was a World War II era grenade. State Police did not feel that the grenade was live. Despite that they did recover the grenade and will be disposing of it.

The City of Buckhannon says currently there is no indication of criminal intent at this time.

All City Parks in Buckhannon have been reopened.

Keep checking 5 News for the latest updates.


The city of Buckhannon released a statement on Facebook that City Park, Fred Brooks and North Buckhannon Riverfront Park are still closed after a suspicious device found at Buckhannon City Park Thursday afternoon.

According to the statement, all other parks are now open.

Keep checking 5 News for the latest updates.

UPDATED 07/11/19 @ 4:10 p.m.
The city of Buckhannon released a statement on Facebook about a suspicious device found at Buckhannon City Park Thursday afternoon.

According to the statement, the device was found around 2:30 p.m. and reported to police.

According to the statement, the device look like it could be an explosive device. The area is secured and the State Police Bomb Disposal Unit was called in for further investigation.

"As a measure of caution, the parks are closed until further notice," the statement says. "Call 911 if you see suspicious activity or objects in the area."

Keep checking 5 News for the latest updates.



ORIGINAL STORY
All Buckhannon City Parks are closed after a suspicious device was found Thursday afternoon, according Buckhannon's Information Coordinator, Callie Cronin-Sams.

According to Cronin-Sams, she spoke with Buckhannon's Police Chief, Matthew Gregory and the area is secured.

State Police's Bomb Disposal Unit is on scene, according to Cronin-Sams.

We have a news team heading to the scene.

Keep checking 5 News for the latest updates.