Employees of a rental car company at the Palm Springs International Airport discovered a grenade inside a returned vehicle on Tuesday.
Palm Springs Police shared a photo of the grenade on Instagram:
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An example of how a grenade explosion might actually be an improvement. This was found in a rental car that was returned to the rental company. Riverside County Sheriff Explosive Ordnance Disposal to the rescue…… just in case it’s real. #palmsprings #palmspringspd #eod #lawenforcement #NobodyInDanger #riversidecountysheriff @riversidecountysheriff
The device was discovered in the vehicle about 12:30 pm according to KESQ. The Riverside County Sheriff Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit was called to inspect the grenade and the area was rendered safe about 2 pm.
The rental car company was not named and no details were given about who was the last person to rent the car.