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Grenades found in Goodwill donation

Grenades found in Goodwill donation

Two hand grenades were discovered at a Goodwill store in Colonie Saturday.

Two hand grenades were discovered at a Goodwill store in Colonie Saturday.

A preliminary investigation indicated that there was no malicious intent meant, but police are now trying to determine who donated the materials in which the grenades were found.

Colonie police were called to the store at 1 Fuller Road at 1:30 p.m. after employees found one of the grenades among items that had been donated, according to a news release issued this evening. The building was evacuated, and the New York State Bomb Disposal Unit responded to assist.

While officers were on the scene, a second grenade was found among the same items.

The first device was determined to be a training aide with a live detonator. It contained no explosives, though. The second device was the body of a grenade without the detonator. It also contained no explosives.

Both items were secured by the Bomb Disposal Unit. No one was injured.

Police are now trying to figure out who donated the items in which the grenades were found, and they are asking that anyone with information contact them at 783-2744.

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