Grenade found in donation box at Franklin Goodwill deemed safe

Grenade found in donation box at Franklin Goodwill deemed safe

Posted: Updated: Feb 2, 2014 07:35 AM
Photo courtesy of Franklin police Photo courtesy of Franklin police

A hand grenade that was discovered in a donation box at Goodwill Wednesday has been deemed safe.

The discovery of the pineapple hand grenade was made at the Goodwill in Franklin located on Hillsboro Road just after 5 p.m.

"It was taken to our store manager and he called police to find out what to do and they asked him to put it in a remote area. He took it out back as far away in a remote area that he could find," Goodwill Communications Manager Jamie Berry said.

She continued, "We have people who will go through their attics and just pull boxes out and may not go through the boxes, so it is very possible that the person who donated this, doesn't even realize that they donated it."

The bomb squad responded to the scene as a precaution, alongside the Franklin Police Department, the fire department and EMS workers.

The grenade was later inspected by members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol Special Ops and Metro-Nashville Bomb Squad.

Officials told News 2 the device is described as a MK-10 Series Full Cast Body Practice Grenade that is a post 1918 model.

It was determined the unit had a large piece of steel inside to provide weight, and that there were no explosive components inside.

Officials believe the grenade was used as a novelty item.

Anyone who discovers an unsafe device is strongly encouraged to notify the respective law enforcement agencies.

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