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Dud grenade forces evacuation of dump

Police closed the Hilo Transfer Station at about 2 p.m. Thursday after an explosive device was found there.

The facility was evacuated during the closure for the safety of the staff and public.

The explosive device was found to be a non-functioning grenade, with no detonation ability.

Police said it’s unclear how the device, which was found on the roadway in front of a dumpster, ended up at the dump site.

The facility was reopened at about 2:45 p.m. after it was determined to be safe.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald

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