Warning Issued after Training Rounds Wash Ashore in Oregon

Newport, Oregon Police issued a warning after what appeared to be several hand grenades washed ashore on an Oregon beach. Officers responded to the area between Yaquina Bay State Park and Agate Beach in Newport, according to the Newport Police Department.

Three separate devices were reportedly discovered with labels that read, "Warning Explosive." The labels stated that the devices were "Simulator Hand Grenade M116A1s," used to simulate battlefield noises and effects during military training exercises.

The Oregon State Police Bomb Squad responded to safely remove the devices. Police urged the public to be cautious when encountering such potential UXO and to leave suspicious items in place and call 911.


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