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Grenade from Saturday’s standoff safely detonated Monday

Grenade from Saturday’s standoff safely detonated Monday
Photo courtesy Shana Emerick

In the aftermath of an 11-plus hour standoff on the west edge of Scottsbluff, authorities have announced that the threat was real.

On Saturday, 65-year-old war veteran Daniel Converse was arrested on two counts of Terroristic Threats following a lengthy standoff. During negotiations, Converse said that he had a grenade and authorities worked to ensure it did not detonate.

Today, Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Mark Overman says that they seized a live, WWII era Russian hand grenade- which was found within a few feet of where Converse was taken into custody.

The Scottsbluff Police Department Emergency Ordnance Disposal Team safely detonated the grenade, and officers will submit reports for consideration of additional charges.


Converse made his first appearance Monday afternoon on the charges, and bond was set at $50,000 at 10%.

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