West Warwick Police investigate hand grenade found in closet

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WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — West Warwick Police are investigating an incident where a hand grenade was found inside a closet Wednesday evening. 

Officers were delivering a temporary restraining order around 6:05 p.m., at an apartment complex on West Warwick Ave, when a report came forward that a hand grenade was possibly in a tenant’s closet.

Upon inspection, officers were able to locate the grenade, and subsequently evacuated the apartment complex and the surrounding businesses.

Part of West Warwick Ave was closed to traffic, authorities noted. 

The Rhode Island State Bomb Squad was called to the scene, and the grenade was safely removed.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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