An Indiana man was killed after a grenade his household discovered of their grandpa's belongings blew up in his house, police say

  • A person in Indiana died after a grenade detonated in his house, authorities mentioned.
  • His household was wanting via a grandfather’s belongings once they discovered the grenade.
  • The gadget exploded after somebody pulled the pin, in line with an preliminary police assertion.

An Indiana father died and his two youngsters had been injured after a grenade detonated of their house on Saturday, police mentioned.

Bryan Niedert, 47, died at his house within the Lakes of the 4 Seasons neighborhood in Northwest Indiana, the authorities mentioned, per CBS.

His two youngsters, an 18-year-old lady, and a 14-year-old boy, had been taken to a close-by hospital with shrapnel accidents, the outlet added.

The household was going via a grandfather’s belongings once they discovered the dwell grenade, and somebody pulled the pin, the Lake County Sheriff’s Division mentioned in an announcement on Fb, per CBS.

However the assertion was taken offline by Sunday night.

Police later mentioned they had been “wanting into whether or not the gadget could have self-detonated on account of its age or different elements, whether or not the pin was pulled or whether or not some other circumstance could have been concerned,” NBC5 Chicago reported.

The authorities initially mentioned the injured boy was 17 however later corrected his age to 14, per ABC 7 Chicago.

A bomb squad was known as to surveil the realm, and murder detectives are nonetheless investigating, in line with the outlet.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Division didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark despatched exterior common enterprise hours.