The grenade was found in a trash can outside of the LA Fitness building at 3563 Berlin Turnpike.
Officers, firefighters and EMS quickly responded to the scene, and the Hartford Bomb Squad was dispatched to investigate the possible explosive device. The area was evacuated. No injuries were reported.
A worker at the LA Fitness in Newington saw what looked like a hand grenade in a trash can. The gym and neighboring gas station were evacuated for more than an hour until the bomb squad determined it was a hollow “training” grenade. pic.twitter.com/aNfuPuypgn— Kent Pierce (@kentpierce8) January 10, 2019
The Hartford Bomb Squad arrived on the scene, secured the device, and determined it to be an inert training grenade. The took the grenade, and the “all-clear” was given by 9:20 a.m.
All businesses in the surrounding area are back open.