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Idaho: Ordnance Discovered Amongst Donated Items and in Storage Unit

Submitted by jrios031 on Thu, 03/16/2023 - 14:07

TRIPwire, 16 March 2023

On 14 March 2023, Boise Police Department (BPD) bomb squad technicians responded to a thrift store due to reports of a potentially explosive item among the donations. Technicians examined the ordnance, described as a “pineapple-style hand grenade,” (Mk 2) and determined the device to be inert. The BPD bomb squad also responded to a storage unit after an auction winner discovered what was described as a “military mortar round” (81mm practice mortar) inside the unit. BPD and EOD technicians from Mountain Home Air Force Base removed the device from the scene.