Live grenade found in car at Fort Hood

FORT HOOD, Texas, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A live grenade has been found in a serviceman's vehicle at the Texas Army base where 13 people died in a mass shooting last November, officials say.

The Clarke Gate to Fort Hood was shut down for 30 minutes after the grenade was discovered during a random search, CNN reported Thursday.

Fort Hood has been on heightened security since Nov. 5 when a mass shooting incident left 13 people dead.

Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hassan has been charged in the incident and is currently awaiting trial on 13 counts of premeditated homicide and 32 counts of attempted homicide.

Fort Hood spokesman Tyler Broadway told CNN the grenade guards found Wednesday was made for a Mark 19, 40mm grenade launcher.


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