World War II era grenade forces evacuation of Goodwill

World War II era grenade forces evacuation of Goodwill

EUGENE, Ore. -- The Eugene police bomb squad was called to the Goodwill store in West Eugene just before noon Friday after an employee found a World War Two era grenade in a large box of donations.

Police evacuated the store as a precaution and the situation was resolved around 1:15 p.m.  The bomb squad safely removed the grenade from the store and subsequently found out it was not dangerous, according to police spokeswoman Jenna LaBounty.

Goodwill doesn't know where the grenade came from. An employee found the rusty grenade while going through a collections box, according to Goodwill spokeswoman Rufina Saiz.

Police say the employee did the right thing by immediately calling them after finding the grenade.

There are no reports of injuries.