Suspected WWII grenade found on Port Charlotte Beach; scene cleared

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PORT CHARLOTTE BEACH, Fla. – A grenade was discovered at the Port Charlotte Beach Complex off Harbor Boulevard Wednesday, prompting the evacuation of beachgoers and an investigation by a bomb squad.

It is unclear how the explosive device arrived on the beach, but the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office said it appears to be a hand grenade from World War II.

A visitor to the Beach Complex discovered the grenade with a metal detector.

The scene was cleared around 4 p.m. and CCSO said there is no threat to beach visitors. The department is investigating the object.

No further information is available.

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