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WOODLAWN, Ohio - June 24, 2013 - Police cordoned off the area near the Goodwill Auto Auction after a grenade was found at the site.
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WOODLAWN, Ohio - June 24, 2013 - Police cordoned off the area near the Goodwill Auto Auction after a grenade was found at the site.
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Three live grenades found at Goodwill Auto Auction in Woodlawn

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CINCINNATI - Goodwill Industries employees received quite a surprise Monday morning when they found three live grenades in a shoebox while sorting donated items dropped off Sunday.

According to the Woodlawn Fire Department the box was left in an outside donation bin at the Goodwill Auto Auction store, located at 10600 Springfield Pike. Employees found the three grenades that had pins in them shortly before 9 a.m.

The employees moved the shoebox to an adjacent parking lot before emergency crews responded, the fire department reported.

The area immediately around the Auto Auction parking lot was cordoned off as bomb squad crews put the grenades into a portable disposal unit. The grenades were taken to a facility to be X-rayed and disarmed.

Shortly after 10 a.m. the scene around the Goodwill store was cleared. It is unclear who dropped the shoebox with the grenades in them at the Goodwill store, according to police.

Jesse Folk, WCPO Digital contributed to this report


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