Father killed in grenade explosion in Indiana identified
A man was killed and two teenagers were injured after a hand grenade that was found in a grandfather’s belongings went off in an Indiana home, police said.
Shortly before 6:30 p.m. Saturday, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about an explosion at a home in the Lakes of the Four Seasons neighborhood, Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. said in a statement.
Police found a man, identified by the Lake County Coroner’s Office as 47-year-old Bryan Niedert, unresponsive. He was later declared dead, police said.
Niedert’s 14-year-old son and 18-year-old daughter were taken to a local hospital with shrapnel wounds, according to police.
The grenade exploded after someone in the home found it among a grandfather’s belongings and pulled the pin, police said.
The Porter County Bomb Squad was called to secure the area and determine whether there may be