Arizona man facing federal charges for refusing to give up live grenade

SNOWFLAKE, Ariz. — An Arizona man was taken into custody after allegedly admitting to investigators he had a grenade, and then threatening to make another.

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Investigators with the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office said they were called to the house in Snowflake, Arizona, for a report about a possible explosive device at the home, The Associated Press reported.

In a press release posted to Facebook, the sheriff’s office said the suspect “advised the Deputies that he had a live grenade in his RV and if we took the grenade, he would just make a new one.”

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Deputies returned with a search warrant the next day and found the grenade, KNXV reported. Deputies said they took appropriate actions to dispose of the explosive.

A federal arrest warrant was issued for the suspect Thursday, and he was taken into custody without incident, the AP reported.