Law enforcement swarms Punta Gorda store after person finds, turns in grenades

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Law enforcement swarms Punta Gorda store after person finds, turns in grenades. WINK News

There was a heavy law enforcement presence Wednesday afternoon after two grenades were turned into a store on Tamiami Trail, the Punta Gorda Police Department said.

The grenades were turned into Higher Power Outfitters β€” on 1826 Tamiami Trail in Punta Gorda, near the intersection of U.S. 41 and Boca Grande Boulevard β€” to be destroyed by a person cleaning out a home, according to police.

The scene was cleared just before 3 p.m. and the grenades were deemed safe, police said. The grenades are being transferred toΒ the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad facility to be destroyed.

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