Police investigating grenade found near donation box in Indiana

WSBT-TV reports police blocked streets around the area and notified people at businesses and homes in the area to remain indoors.

By: Indiana | Syracuse | Published:September 21, 2016 12:34 am
Indiana, Syracuse, grenade, grenade found, police grenade investigation, donation box, Goodwill donation box, Syracuse news, Indiana news, world news, latest news, Indian express Syracuse Police Chief Jim Layne said officers acting on a report from the public found the military-style grenade lying in the grass near the donation box Monday morning. (Source: Google Maps)

Police in northern Indiana are investigating how a grenade came to be next to a Goodwill donation box. Syracuse Police Chief Jim Layne said officers acting on a report from the public found the military-style grenade lying in the grass near the donation box Monday morning.

WSBT-TV reports police blocked streets around the area and notified people at businesses and homes in the area to remain indoors.
Layne says a bomb squad from Elkhart used a robot to pick up the grenade and place it in a containment vessel for transport to a place where it could be safely destroyed. Layne says the bomb squad believes the grenade was inert.

Syracuse is about 30 miles southeast of South Bend.