NEWINGTON, Conn. (AP) - Police say a grenade found in the trash outside a Connecticut gym was inert and did not pose a danger.
Police say an employee of LA Fitness in Newington was taking out the trash at about 8 a.m. Thursday and noticed what appeared to be a grenade with the pin still in on top of the garbage bins.
The building was evacuated and the bomb squad was dispatched to the scene. A nearby gas station was also evacuated.
Sgt. Chris Perry says the experts determined that it was a training grenade that did not contain any explosives.
Police are checking surveillance video from the area to see who placed the object in the trash.