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A live grenade was found in a box at a central New York consignment shop

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Authorities say employees at a central New York consignment shop found a live World War II-vintage hand grenade as they unpacked a box of items from a building contents sale.

Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol says deputies were called to the shop in the town of Westmoreland Thursday to check out the grenade, which employees had taken to a safe location outside.

The sheriff says the grenade was believed to be a 1930s to 1940s vintage, and the safety pin, spoon and original fuse appeared to be intact.

The State Police Bomb Disposal Unit deemed the grenade to be live and removed it for detonation.

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If Twitter is to be believed, finding WWII-era grenades is relatively common. 

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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