State news

Grenade found outside Connecticut gym was not explosive

NEWINGTON, Conn. (AP) - Police say a grenade found in the trash outside a Connecticut gym was inert and did not pose a danger.

Police say an employee of LA Fitness in Newington was taking out the trash at about 8 a.m. Thursday and noticed what appeared to be a grenade with the pin still in on top of the garbage bins.

The building was evacuated and the bomb squad was dispatched to the scene. A nearby gas station was also evacuated.

Sgt. Chris Perry says the experts determined that it was a training grenade that did not contain any explosives.

Police are checking surveillance video from the area to see who placed the object in the trash.


Now Playing

Rock Facebook

 

Weather

Half Off Deals

Free Movie Fridays

Concert Calendar

Community Calendar