Thrift Store Evacuated After Grenade Found In Donation Box

At about 11:15 AM this morning, staff of the Junction City St. Vincent reported they found what appears to be a functional hand grenade inside a box of other items donated by an unidentified person.

The building was evacuated and the streets bordering the building were temporarily closed.

Explosive Ordinance Technicians from the Eugene Police Department were called to assist.

During the incident, streets impacted by the closure were 3rd and 4th Ave. west of Hwy 99, and Juniper Street St. between 3rd and 4th Ave.

The Explosive Ordinance Technicians arrived at about 12:30 PM, X-rayed the device and did not believe it contained a detonator cap.

For safety, they secured the device in a safe manner, took possession of the device and will be destroying it.

The thrift store and all of the surrounding streets have been re-opened. No reported injuries.

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