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WWII-Era Explosives Force Bay Area Police to Evacuate Headquarters

The bomb squad X-rayed the devices and determined they were inert — with no explosive materials inside the grenades. They wanted to dispose of the items that were found in their parent’s garage. “The citizens who brought them in had good intentions,” the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety posted on its Facebook page. The headquarters of a Bay Area city’s police department was evacuated after World War II grenades were brought into the lobby, authorities said. It was also used against machine gun nests and bunkers. Call 911 immediately,” the post continued. 37.368830
-122.036350 Disassembled WWII-era rocket propelled grenades that were delivered to police headquarters are seen in a photo posted by the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety on social media. They were then disassembled and taken for disposal. Police say the unidentified man and woman are not facing any charges. “However, if you happen to ever come across any explosives, please do not touch them or attempt to transport them anywhere. The US Army M1 “Bazooka” was designed for anti-tank warfare. A picture released by police show that the devices are apparently rounds from a so-called “Bazooka” — considered to be one of the first rocket launching weapons. A box containing ammunition and three rocket propelled grenades was delivered to the station Saturday morning by two people, according to a statement from the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety. The building was evacuated and the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad was called.