Police Respond To Report Of Possible Grenade In Dorchester County
(HURLOCK, Md.) Maryland State Police responded to the scene of a possible grenade located outside of a vacant home in Dorchester County today.
At approximately 2:45 p.m. this afternoon, troopers from the Easton Barrack responded to a vacant home in the 4700 block of Skeet Club Road in Hurlock after receiving a 9-1-1 call reporting the presence of a possible grenade near the home. The emergency phone call came from a home inspector working an inspection on the vacant residence. The item that appeared to be the possible grenade was found near the carport of the home.
State police immediately closed the roadway and secured a perimeter around the house. Nearby residences were evacuated and a reverse 9-1-1 call was implemented to alert citizens to remain inside their homes. The Maryland State Board of Education along with Delmarva Power were notified of the incident.
A bomb technician from the Office of the State Fire Marshal also responded to the scene and conducted diagnostic testing. It was determined the possible grenade was inactive and made of a plastic material, like that of a toy. Subsequently, a second reverse 9-1-1 call was made around 4:00 p.m. to alert citizens the incident had ended and that no one in the area was in any danger.
CONTACT: Duty Officer, Easton Barrack