Grenade Found in Donation Box Was Not Operational

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2013  |  Updated 3:54 PM EDT
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A bomb squad has determined that a grenade found in a donation box at a Camden charity was not operational.

The Camden County Police Department says the grenade was found inside one of the donation boxes at the Camden Rescue Mission on 1634 South Broadway Tuesday afternoon.

The bomb squad was called to the scene and the area was blocked off. The rescue mission was also temporarily evacuated. Police say the bomb squad safely removed the grenade.

On Wednesday, a sheriff's office bomb squad found that it was a practice grenade with no gun powder or detonator. No arrests have been made and police continue to investigate.

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The Camden County Rescue Mission is a group that provides food, clothing and furniture for those in need, including the homeless and victims of fires.

 


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