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Corvallis Goodwill

An inert grenade was found in donated goods at the Corvallis Goodwill Saturday, prompting a brief evacuation of the store on Northwest Ninth Street.

The Corvallis Goodwill store was briefly evacuated Saturday afternoon following an explosives scare in the donation processing area.

Sgt. Brian Stahl, with the Corvallis Police Department, said the department received a call at 1:42 p.m. about a grenade that was found while employees were sorting donated goods at the outlet on Northwest Ninth Street.

An Oregon State Police expert was called in, the grenade was examined, and was determined to be inert, Stahl said.

Stahl said the store was evacuated as a precautionary measure after the item was found. The store was reopened by about 2:30 p.m.

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