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Police: Woman left grenade at fire station

March 14, 2013

A woman who wrapped a non-functioning grenade in a sock and left it at a Costa Mesa fire station caused a bomb scare Thursday morning, according to police.

Police received a call at about 8:40 a.m. that a woman had left a grenade in a sock in a metal box outside Fire Station 1 on Royal Palm Drive, according to Sgt. Zack Hoferitza. She had let firefighters know she left it there.

The grenade still had a pin in it, but had been previously gutted and was safe. Police cleared the scene as of 9:45 a.m.

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Hoferitza said if people find explosives, they should contact police immediately and not try to transport them.

— Lauren Williams

Twitter: @lawilliams30

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