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Non-functioning grenade found on Temple campus

By 69 News & Associated Press, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Mar 24 2014 05:16:37 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 24 2014 08:54:27 AM CDT

A non-functioning grenade found near hotel.

PHILADELPHIA -

Authorities say a non-functioning grenade was found near a hotel on Temple University's campus in north Philadelphia, leading to an evacuation of the area before the device was taken away by the city police department's bomb squad.

Philadelphia Police spokesman Lt. John Stanford says the department was contacted by Temple Police around 5:30 p.m. Sunday after the device was found.

The Philadelphia police bomb disposal unit responded and determined it was a non-functioning device.

The university issued an alert to student and faculty around 5:55 p.m. to avoid the area around the Conwell Inn, located at 1331 Polett Walk, before issuing an all-clear notice 12 minutes later.