[UPDATE] 3:20 p.m.: Police took Foss into protective custody on a Police Officer Mental Hold. He was taken to Lebanon Community Hospital. The incident remains under investigation.
[UPDATE] 12:20 p.m.: Sweet Home Police responded to a house on Holley Road around 7:40 a.m. Monday where a man says his neighbor, Adam Foss, got into his vehicle that was parked at his home and refused to leave. He told the officer to give him a warning but make sure Foss went back to his own house.
While watching the Foss go back home, the officer found a grenade along the curb and sidewalk near the front of Foss’ home. He called more officers and ODOT blocked the nearby streets while police investigated. They determined the grenade was inert, and they reopened the streets at about 10:30 a.m.
Foss told police he found the grenade while cleaning his house Sunday and put it near the street Monday morning.
SWEET HOME, Ore. — Highway 228 was closed in Sweet Home Monday morning after a resident found a grenade on the sidewalk.
Sweet Home Police were dispatched at about 8:15 a.m. when the resident called police after finding the grenade on the sidewalk near First Avenue and Highway 228.
ODOT closed the highway and set up a detour while Oregon State Police Bomb Disposal responded. The bomb squad contained the grenade at 10:20 a.m., Sweet Home Police said, and determined there was no longer a threat.
ODOT reopened the highway shortly after.