Police: explosive device dropped off at Grants Pass fire station

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Police in Grants Pass said a woman dropped off an inert grenade at a local fire station Monday.

The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said on at about 11:15 a.m., officers met an elderly woman at the Parkway Public Safety Building. She turned over a hand grenade, reportedly given to her in 1945.

The grenade was placed outside of the building and the surrounding area was closed off.

As of 12:01 p.m., East Park Street was closed between Parkdale Drive and Golden Park. East Park at the Baker Park entrance was also closed, along with the Grants Pass Parkway southbound at M Street.

The Oregon State Police bomb squad was deployed to the area and eventually removed the device.

Police said they determined grenade was real, but was rendered inert and wasn’t a threat. There were no injuries in the incident.

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