facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Grenade found in radio; police evacuate

May 14, 2012 at 5:14 PM   |   Comments

PHILADELPHIA, May 14 (UPI) -- Police in Philadelphia said a building housing two district headquarters was evacuated after a man brought in a grenade he discovered inside a radio.

Investigators said a man in his 60s arrived at the Harbison Avenue and Levick Street building, which houses the 2nd and 15th police districts, around 4:40 p.m. Sunday and handed over a plastic-wrapped grenade he said he discovered inside a radio he purchased earlier in the day at a flea market, the Philadelphia Daily News reported Monday.

"Once they discovered it was a grenade, safety became paramount and we wanted everyone out of the building," Sgt. Leo Costello said.

Costello said the bomb squad was called to dispose of the grenade, which was found to be live, and the scene was cleared by 5 p.m.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Florida pageant mom fed daughter tapeworms to make her lose weight
2
South Carolina woman allegedly beats 64-year-old man for farting in her face
3
Gallery: Makeup artist uses her chin as canvas for perfect cartoon renderings
4
Nearly 400 Starbucks customers in a row pay for next car's drink at Florida drive-through
5
Over $10,000 in marijuana seized from Virginia man named Stoner
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback