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UPDATE: Bangor Bomb Squad Destroys Grenade
04/23/2013 03:41 PM ET  

The police bomb squad in Bangor has recovered and destroyed a grenade that was found behind an auto parts store.

BANGOR, Maine (AP) _  Sgt. Paul Edwards, a police spokesman, says a public works crew discovered the grenade at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Davis Street and Main Street.

The bomb squad shut down the roads while a police robot placed the grenade in a containment vessel. Police then removed the grenade and destroyed it.

Authorities say the grenade was a functional training device and contained an active blasting cap, but it appeared that it didn't have any explosive powder.



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