CHICAGO — A SWAT team and bomb and arson officers were called to a Hermosa thrift store after an employee saw a grenade in a bag of clothes on Monday, only to find the device was "inert," cops said.
A thrift store employee saw the grenade inside a bag of clothes at the store in the 4400 block of West Diversey Avenue about 9:50 a.m., said officer Michael Sullivan, a Chicago Police spokesman. The employee told his boss, who called police, Sullivan.
Police found an apparently "inert," empty grenade, Sullivan said.
The Chicago Fire Department also responded to the incident, but police and fire crews were later sent back without much to report, fire department spokesman Larry Langford said.