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Military grade weapons found in Gilbert home

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GILBERT, AZ (CBS5) -

CBS 5 News has learned that detectives found grenades and other military munitions at the house where five people died.

"FBI is part of the joint terrorism task force as a result of the munitions that were found," said Gilbert police Sgt. Bill Balafas.

It isn't often that a homicide investigation involves the joint terrorism task force. But then again, it isn't often investigators find six 40mm projectile grenades inside a home, or big barrels our chopper caught officials in hazmat crews taking out Wednesday night.

Weapons experts said they aren't the kind of grenades you need a pin for - they're shot out of a launcher.

Investigators said there wasn't one of those there, but the grenades themselves are cause for major concern.

First of all, no one should have them.

They're property of the U.S. government, and J.T. Ready or anybody else shouldn't even be able to get their hands on them.

Second, and perhaps even more disturbing, they're armor piercing grenades.

It's a high intensity weapon that if used could do unimaginable damage.

"All the munitions were removed last night," Balafas said.

Officials took a good look at the grenades, noting information that will help trace where they came from. Then they were destroyed.

Investigators want to make it clear that any sort of dangerous materials were removed from the house Wednesday night.

They also told CBS News that whatever was in those barrels is harmless.

The FBI is still trying to figure out how those grenades got here in the first place.

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