Live grenade found in box donated to Suffolk Goodwill

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Posted at 2:03 PM, Apr 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-15 14:45:17-04

SUFFOLK, Va. - Suffolk Fire & Rescue and the Suffolk Police Department responded to reports of a grenade being found near a Goodwill store Friday afternoon.

According to police, the incident happened in the 6500 block of Hampton Roads Parkway. Emergency Communications was notified at 1:07 p.m.

The Virginia State Police Bomb Squad was contacted and was on the scene, Suffolk Police said.

Around 2:30 p.m., officials said the bomb squad took possession of the item which was found to be a live grenade.

After an investigation, officials found that the grenade was most likely unintentionally delivered to the store in a box of donations.

The businesses in the immediate area were evacuated as a precaution.