WWII-era grenade causes emergency at gas station on Division

WWII-era grenade causes emergency at gas station on Division

Credit: Spokane Police Dept.

WWII-era grenade causes emergency at gas station on Division

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on September 26, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 26 at 10:38 AM

SPOKANE, Wash.--  A disabled, World War II era grenade caused an emergency at a gas station on N. Division St. during the morning commute Wednesday.

A attendant at a gas station on Division and Wellesley saw a pickup drive into the Chevron around 8 a.m.  They noticed the driver appeared to be losing consciousness and went to check on them.  That's when police say the worker noticed what appeared to be a grenade inside the truck and called 9-1-1.  Police, fire, and medical crews arrived to secure the area, and also called in the bomb squad.

A specialist suited up, and determined the grenade was inactive -- a World War II relic that can be purchased at an army surplus store.

Medics took the crew to the hospital to be checked out.

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