A live grenade found in a suspect's front passenger seat during a traffic stop Monday night prompted a bomb squad response in Santa Ana.
Officers conducted a traffic stop at 7:58 p.m. in the 2900 block of West First Street, according to Santa Ana police Cmdr. Matt Sorenson.
The suspect advised officers he had a grenade inside the vehicle and officer found a pineapple grenade in the front passenger seat, Sorenson said.
The Orange County sheriff's bomb squad responded and determined the device to be a live grenade, he said. The bomb squad was removed from the vehicle and rendered safe.
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The suspect was to be arrested for being in possession of an explosive device, Sorenson said. It wasn't immediately clear why officers initially stopped his vehicle.
No injuries were reported.