The Kern County Sheriff’s Office investigated a grenade found on the side of a road in Delano on Thursday which it later "rendered safe," according to a press release.
The department said a bomb squad was sent out to the area of County Line Road and High Street at around 11:47 a.m. after the department received a request by the California Highway Patrol.
The squad discovered what seemed to be a live hand grenade and some shotgun shells in the area. Upon further inspection, the department said it turned out the grenade was missing several components needed to fully function.
The device was rendered safe, according to KCSO. The department declined to provide any details on how that was accomplished.
County Line Road was closed on both sides as well as a southbound ramp to Highway 99 during the investigation.
Highway 99 was not closed, the department said.