Teen Killed When Antique Store Purchase Detonated

Abingdon, Virginia A teen was killed after a hand grenade he purchased at a North Carolina antique store which detonated. The unidentified teen reportedly purchased the grenade months earlier at the Fancy Flea Antique Mall in Shallotte, North Carolina.

Reportedly neither the vendor nor the buyer believed it was a functioning grenade at the time of purchase. The issued a statement about the incident on the incident indicating that agents are searching for other explosive related items that may have been unknowingly sold at the same antique store.

Authorities did not reveal the identity of the teen, who was said to have died when the MKII hand grenade detonated two days before Christmas. The ATF asked the public for help in locating any that are still out there. Anyone with information is urged to contact the North Carolina Field Division at 704-716-1800 or the ATF tip line at 1-800-283-8477.

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