Name of Man Carrying Homemade Grenade in Car Released
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LEROY, N.Y. -- A live grenade was found in the back of a car in Genesee County Monday morning after a police officer in Genesee County stopped a driver in LeRoy for speeding.
LeRoy Police say the officer stopped Paul Kaiser, 26, of East Aurora, about 6:45 a.m. on Lake Street. The chief says the officer believed there might be weapons in the car, which the driver confirmed. He says the officer found a grenade in the trunk that the driver says he made.
"He confirmed to the officer that it was in fact live and that there was all the components there that it would actually work. And he indicated he's done it before," said LeRoy Police Chief Chris Hayward.
Hayward says the State Police's bomb disposal unit responded to the scene. He says the road was closed down until about 9 a.m. and about eight people were evacuated from the area.
The chief says officer also found what looks like a semi-automatic weapon and the driver will face weapons and drugs charges.