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Bomb squad responds to grenade brought into Sandusky County Jail

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Police are investigating after a grenade was brought into the Sandusky County Jail on Friday.

At approximately 3:12 p.m., an individual brought an explosive device to the lobby of the jail, according to Sheriff Christopher Hilton.

The device, which appeared to be a “pineapple style WWII grenade,” is potentially live and dangerous, Hilton said.

The current inmates at the jail were moved to the “safest, furthest place inside the jail” and they are all safe, according to Hilton.

Toledo Police Department’s bomb squad unit was dispatched to the jail to properly dispose of the explosive device.

“All inmates and SCSO personnel are safe and accounted for,” Hilton said in a statement. “It was not an intentional criminal or malicious act.”

Operations at the jail have returned to normal.

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