DETROIT – A man with a history of mental illness entered an emergency room with two live grenades and was tackled by a security officer, authorities said.
Detroit Receiving Hospital guards searched the man after he triggered a metal detector Saturday night. An officer found the man had a grenade in one hand with the pin out, The Detroit Free Press reported.
The officer tackled him, and the emergency room was evacuated. No injuries were reported.
Police spokesman James Tate said the 44-year-old man has a history of mental illness and a military background. The grenades were a type that might be used in training and much less powerful than combat grenades.
Police found two pipe bombs and two grenades in the man's house. He was hospitalized for evaluation.