The Yukon Police Department responded Monday morning to a report of a suspicious item found in the backyard of a residence in the 1200 block of Glenwood Drive.
Upon arrival at the scene, officers discovered what appeared to be a hand grenade.
“The safety of our community members is of paramount importance to us, and our officers took immediate action to secure the area and ensure the safety of nearby residences,” according to a YPD social media post.
Yukon Public Schools also was contacted about the situation and Independence Intermediate School (500 E Vandament) was restricting access for cautionary purposes.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s bomb squad was contacted to assess the situation and neutralize any potential threat that may have existed.
After careful examination, it was determined that the grenade was inert, and the bomb squad will ensure of its safe disposal.
At no point during this incident were any community members or officers in danger.
Yukon police officials reminded Yukon residents to exercise caution when coming across any suspicious or potentially dangerous objects:
“If you encounter an object that you believe could be hazardous, do not touch it or attempt to move it. Instead, immediately contact your local law enforcement agency.”
Residents thanked the YPD officers for keeping students safe during Monday’s incident.