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Police: Fort Mitchell area cleared following grenade found in mailbox; FBI taking over investigation

Fort Mitchell Bomb Threat
Posted at 1:04 PM, Mar 04, 2023

FORT MITHCELL, Ky. — Police have reopened an area in Fort Mitchell after removing an inert grenade from a mailbox Saturday afternoon, Fort Mitchell Police Chief Rob Nader said.

Police closed an area of Dixie Highway near Orphanage Road down around 12:30 for a reported bomb, which Nader said was called in by the postal service.

All intersections and businesses in the area also shut down due to the threat.

Nader said there was a suspected grenade in the mailbox. After removal from the bomb squad, the item was identified as an inert grenade, which means it contained no explosives or working parts.

Police secured the scene and roads would be reopening after police cleared.

Nader said the FBI will continue to investigate the threat with the postal service's assistance.