Local lakeside park closed after child finds grenade

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BELTON, Texas (KWTX) The Bell County Sheriff's Department closed McGregor Park on Lake Belton Saturday evening after a grenade was discovered in the water.

T.J. Cruz with the department said a child around 8 or 9-years old stepped on the grenade with a pin still intact in the water then threw it on shore around 7 p.m.

His father called police.

Cruz said, the Fort Hood Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit was called to the scene to investigate the device.

The grenade was live and could have detonated, authorities said.