Explosive experts respond to possible danger in Belton

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BELTON, Mo. -- Investigators from the Kansas City Bomb Squad were on the scene in Belton, where explosives were found. FOX 4's Robert Townsend reports that bomb squads have concluded investigations and plan to detonate the explosives safely in a remote area.

The explosives have been identified as two Japanese grenades that a man's father apparently brought back from the South Pacific. The man and his sisters were cleaning out their father's house and found the explosives in the basement. Not knowing what to do with them, the man took them to the fire department, which was next door to the building where he worked.

20150417_152813The Kansas City Bomb Squad called in authorities from Fort Riley to help with the possible detonation and disposal.

Streets have been blocked off, including Commercial Street at Chestnut to Cherry Streets; Chestnut east to Main Street, and Cherry and 58 Highway to Main Street.