Grenade found in West Warwick closet was training grenade

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) – It turns out a grenade that forced the evacuation of an apartment complex and surrounding businesses Wednesday night was not a danger after all.

West Warwick police said the state bomb squad examined the device Thursday and determined it was an inert training grenade.

Multiple law enforcement agencies were called to an apartment complex on West Warwick Avenue Wednesday night after police said they found a military-style hand grenade inside a closet.

The apartment complex and nearby businesses were evacuated and a portion of West Warwick Ave. was also closed for some time.

The bomb squad was called in and technicians safely removed the grenade. No one was hurt, police said.

Police said there were no pending charges in the case.