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Grenades Cause Scare At Detroit Precinct

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Detroit Police Eastern District (WWJ Photo/Florence Walton, File)

Detroit Police Eastern District (WWJ Photo/Florence Walton, File)

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DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit’s Eastern District police station was briefly evacuated and a portion of Gratiot was shut down, Thursday, after two women walked into the building with two hand grenades in a blue paper bag.

WWJ Newsradio 950 spoke with Detroit Police Commander Steve Dolunt who said the grenades could have caused a lot of damage had they gone off.

“It’s my understanding that a grenade is good up to 300 meters.  So, we had to evacuate, I would say, a block either way. If they had gone off… there could have been injuries,” Dolunt said.

Dolunt said the women found the grenades in a closet while they were cleaning out their father’s home after his death. Their dad was a World War II veteran.

“There was no malicious intent. She was just trying to get them out of her house, and I don’t blame her,” Dolunt said.

No one was hurt.  The precinct and the street have since reopened.

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