Over Three Dozen Hand Grenades Found Along Roadside


Hurlock, Md. – On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, Bomb technicians with the Maryland State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad were requested by the Maryland State Police, Easton Barrack on Monday to determine the hazards associated with what was believed to be military ordnance discovered by a citizen collecting recyclables in the 6700 Block of Bobtown Road.

The Maryland State Police, Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, and the Hurlock Volunteer Fire Department assisted on the scene with traffic control and securing a perimeter as bomb technicians rendered safe multiple military grenades.

In total 38 grenades were recovered from along Bobtown Road. There were nine (9) live devices, nineteen (19) devices with the fuse but no explosive filler and ten (10) inert devices recovered. The devices were determined to be hazardous and render safe procedures were conducted immediately at the scene; in addition, six devices were transported to a nearby County landfill where they were countercharged.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) was also requested to assist in the investigation.

No injuries or property damage has been reported related to this incident.

Anyone having any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Maryland State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad at 410-859-7152 or the Maryland State Police, Easton Barrack at 410-822-3101.

Share your thoughts


Unlike other news organizations, First State Update hasn’t put up a paywall. We want to provide the news to as many readers as possible.

Our readership has grown far beyond our greatest expectations in such a short period of time.

In less than two years we have become one of Delaware most popular and  trusted news sources.

To keep this thing firing on all cylinders we need to do some serious updates and upgrades to our equipment.

That takes cash. Digital advertising revenue has declined in recent years as advertisers have begun to pay less for advertising and readers have begun using adblocker software.

Rather than promote ads that don’t get clicked on we are increasingly removing ads in favor of reader funded support.

If just a fraction of First State Update’s readers pitched in a couple of bucks we would be set for a while. You can support First State Update for as little as $1.